I can’t help it, I love the holidays. The fall/winter is often rainy and gray here in Washington, but the holidays act like a glorious paintbrush, covering everything with color and an extra touch of joy.
See, I am overcome with poetic rambling. Not very good poetic rambling, but somebody has to ramble, and it’s obviously going to me. Or should that be “I”?
Some of my favorite Halloween/Harvest Carnival kids!
Totally random segue into the topic of shoes. Have you ever stopped to think about the amount of shoes a family with five children has in their closets, hallways and garage corners? I bet I could find half the shoes on shoe hero in my house.
Let’s be conservative (in a very non-political way) and name 4 types of possible shoes a person could own:
Without taking into consideration slippers, snow and rain boots, and the fact that girls are INCAPABLE of having simply one or two pairs of “these are so cute, Mom, I have to have them” shoes, that puts our family at 20 pairs of shoes.
And that’s just the children.
What kind of shoes would THIS fellow wear?
Here’s a better look at the Candy Running Army Man.
Shoes are on my mind because it’s been raining the last few days, and promises to continue doing so for another week. As I searched the garage shoe bin this afternoon I realized only one of the five children has rain boots.
Did I mention they are about to pay a little visit to their grandparents’ house?
Grandparents who live out in the country.
Where there are no sidewalks but plenty of puddles.
So, yes, along with the joy of the approaching holidays, I also sense a shoe shopping expedition in our future. Of course, mentioning a shoe store in the children’s presence almost always elicits an immediate response from at least one child:
“Mom, I forgot to tell you:
- my Sunday shoes are too small,
- my tennis shoes have a hole in the toe,
- and I need a pair of (insert adjective here) shoes for my (such and such) class/sport/event.
Bethany and Rachel could definitely pick out some cute shoes.
It’s enough to make a girl scream!
Or go shopping. I’ve got my eye on this really cute pair of pink and brown rain boots. What do you think? More importantly, where do you store all the shoes??