Monday, January 5, 2009

The Trip to Stride Rite

Anyone ever have the experience of entering the Stride Rite with your child to get new shoes and you leave with shoes one and a half sizes larger than the shoes your child wore into the store?

Happens every single time to me and every single time, I spend the next half a day trying to convince myself that I am not a bad mother. Just the image of my poor darling’s toes crammed up into the end of their shoes every day and I didn’t even notice!

“Didn’t we just get new shoes?” I say. This coming from the girl who asks, “Wasn’t it just July?” when it is in fact the end of December!