I bought school supplies for three kids. I got pencils and binders and backpacks and lunch bags and labels and red pens and erasers and markers and crayons and scissors.I bought socks and long-sleeved shirts and sweaters and skirts and dresses and jeans. I filled the cabinets with snacks and good nut-free and meat-free lunch food ideas (YES. their is school is both).
In all that remembering and planning and buying and organizing, I forgot one very important thing. Well, I guess I forgot six very important things. And they are all attached to the ankles of a fifth grader, a fourth grader, and a first grader.
(You can see the rest of their back-to-school photoshoot here.)
I can’t remember everything, my god. I’m not a superhero, you know.Â
So, off to Browns we went. My three and I.
The place was packed with mothers who had clearly not remembered that children’s feet tend to do that little thing called GROW over the summer and when you wake up on the first day of school and it’s freezing cold and JACKET weather, those flip flops and crocs are no longer going to cut it. FINALLY, we got measured.
“Excuse me, Ma’am, I would like to buy a pair of GEOX. But GEOX only because I see that you have a sign here that says if you buy a pair of GEOX then you get a free watch. Also, I am in fourth grade and I still don’t know how to tie laces.”
“And I would like to have the most sparkliest pair of shoes in the entire store. Just whatever is the pinkest and the sparkliest please and thank you.”
After hours of pleading and trying to convince them to get something less blinding and something less ugly, with no more energy left inside of me, I threw my hands up.
So, we are now the proud owners of some ugly GEOX and an even uglier and junky rubber watch.
So, we are now the proud owners of some twinkle toes shoes.
I guess I should be thankful that they don’t light up.
Please tell me I’m not the only one…