Posts Tagged ‘shoes’

Some shoes have tongues, but ears?

August 23, 2012

Amongst the mad rush to get ready and out the door this morning (it was just like every other morning), The Dad noticed Babess sitting in the hallway, struggling with the buckles on her shoes.

“Would you like some help with those?” he asked her.

“Yes, please,” she frowned.  “I’m trying to put them on by myself, but they’re not listening!”

© UpsideBackwards 2012.

A fine distinction

October 17, 2011

Packing for a family holiday in warmer climes, I dragged my sandals from the back of the wardrobe.  Babess was leaning over my shoulder, shadowing my every move.  She has always been keen on shoes.

“Mummy, your sandals are gorgeous!” she breathed.

“Really?” I regarded my several-years-old rather battered-looking summer footwear.

“Yes,” she explained patiently.  “Black sandals are gorgeous.”

“They’re blue actually,” I informed her, pulling them into the light so she could see.

“Oh,” she dismissed them.  “Then they’re not gorgeous.”

“Oooookay,” I wasn’t really bothered, just amused.

“No,” she said firmly.  “Blue sandals aren’t gorgeous, they’re beautiful.”

© UpsideBackwards 2011.


“New” clothes

September 28, 2010

I sorted through Babess’ clothes last night.  She now fits most of the clothes that Pearl wore when she was about 18-24 months.  I am puzzled, though.  There seems to be a huge mountain of these clothes…  I think that Babess could wear a different outfit every day until she outgrew them.  How on earth did Pearl wear them all several times each?!

It is lovely to go through and re-discover some of my favourite outfits, though.  And even though Babess has firm opinions about what she should wear, she is very susceptible to flattery, and likes “new” things.  Today she went to daycare in “new” t-shirt, hoodie, jeans, socks and even shoes, preening and posing to show everything off to her friends and teachers.

The next few weeks are going to be great fun!

© UpsideBackwards 2010.

New clothes, new shoes

September 1, 2010

We took Fainjin shopping yesterday.  He has grown, and all his trousers are flapping around – or more accurately, slightly above – his ankles.  I’d also realised that his shoes were slightly too small.  And all the “spare” hand-me-downs from various people that we had as backups were the same size.

So we found him three new pairs of pants suitable for daycare before his tolerance for trying on clothes expired.  Then we headed for the shoes.  He only tried on a couple of pairs, but luckily one pair fit and were considered acceptable.  I think the flashing lights helped.

As he walked to daycare this morning, I worried that he would fall or walk into something.  He was holding his new pants up above his ankles, walking stiff-legged, and staring at his feet to see the flashing lights.

© UpsideBackwards 2010.

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