May 26 08

May 2007:

may 2008:

(see more wonderland on flickr, of course)

it’s no secret that i’m a complete and total CROC-BLOCKER. all things croc give me the heebiejeebies. i’ve written about this before. many times.

but lookie what i went and done did…

i bought these for Isabella

and these for Josh

and these for miss emily

it is the stuff of nightmares, i tell you. NIGHTMARES.

but, Clarice, i just needed the lambs to stop screaming.

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  1. Ugh, my MIL bought Charlotte crocs for the summer. Thankfully, since she barely knows her granddaughter, they were a size too small. Oh, darn.

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    Comment by AndreAnna on May 26, 2008
  2. holy cow did Emily grow! I bet you’d love it if her hoody were in your size :)

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    Comment by sarah on May 26, 2008
  3. croc blocker *grin*

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    Comment by Giblet on May 26, 2008
  4. you didnt buy yourself any crocs Ali? hahaha!

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on May 26, 2008
  5. … and you went all out. You didn’t even get the Crocs that kinda don’t look like crocs proper. Those are some In Ya Face Crocs! Miss was right, you are Hilarious.

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    Comment by BusyDad on May 26, 2008
  6. My favourite Facebook group name ever is “I don’t care how comfortable Crocs are, you still look like a dumbass.”

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    Comment by Backpacking Dad on May 26, 2008
  7. Emily looks so mature. Wow.
    So, for the Crocs – I find Matt falls in them a lot whenever he runs. I mentioned this when we were shopping at Kiddie Kobbler, and apparently lots of people say that. So … just thought I’d warn you. I HATE crocs for that.
    But, on kids they are pretty cute.
    If you buy yourself a pair I will make fun of you!

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    Comment by LD on May 26, 2008
  8. Hahaha, I’m a total advocate against Crocs, as well. However, when I was working at Lucky, we were sent a big shipment, and I tried them on and totally saw what the fuss was about at last. So comfy! I think they’re cute on little kids, though — just not kids older than say 12 or 15 =)

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on May 26, 2008
  9. From one crocblocker to another, I will just go ahead and admit that once my mother purchased some crocs for allie because she had begged for them in a store. And while they are terribly skanky, they were so easy to clean. And if you are a freak for clean shoe like me, they make good kid shoes. But for adults…hell no.

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    Comment by Shamelessly Sassy on May 26, 2008
  10. Julia’s wearing that green heart sweatshirt today. AND those Spongebob crocs.

    Embrace the crocs.

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    Comment by mamatulip on May 26, 2008
  11. I LOVE CROCS

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    Comment by Christine on May 26, 2008
  12. It’s okay. Crocs are allowed for people elementary school age and under. Over that? They get a talkin’ to.

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    Comment by slynnro on May 26, 2008
  13. My sister-in-law, who works in insurance, could tell you HORROR stories of crocs and escalators. Just sayin’…they’re not only fugly, they’re dangerous!

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    Comment by Jennifer on May 26, 2008
  14. I used to SELL Crocs… I thought they were cute but a little silly

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    Comment by Mari on May 26, 2008
  15. ok, now that we’re all confessy about the croc’s… I’ve been a hater since the get-go too, but yesterday… I actually tried on a pair of their two-strap sandals.

    And I (insert horrified gasp here) kinda thought they were cute. And could have totally used them while splashing around on the reef rocks in Mexico.

    I’m going to hell aren’t I?

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    Comment by jasmine on May 26, 2008
  16. I know what you mean, I have always avoided crocs like the plague. Until I saw these. And they’re really comfy.
    Crocs

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    Comment by Sadie on May 26, 2008
  17. wow!!! it’s awesome seeing old photos. they look so grown up now!

    lol @ the crocs… oh no! You’ve done it now.. they’re going to fall in love with them and you’ll be buying more as they grow out of them!

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    Comment by Bronnie on May 26, 2008
  18. OK Who’s letting them grow up?

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    Comment by Miss on May 26, 2008
  19. Oh, come on, just admit it you love it you WAAAAAN IT! Show us yours, show us YOURS!

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    Comment by Haley-O on May 26, 2008
  20. Now, I want to see the pair you bought for yourself. And of course the husband needs a pair, right?

    (Yummy-yummy fruit salad recipe is today’s post, in case you need a kick start?)

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    Comment by Good&Crazy on May 26, 2008
  21. Croc-blocker. Another reason to love you.

    Other than looking generally ass-tastic, Crocs also have that special added benefit of allowing your feet to swim around in their own sweat. Neat-o.

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  22. They used to have nice ones advertised as “Merediths Clogs” on the Grey’s Anatomy web site.
    Those are the only ones that I would ever consider buying.

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    Comment by Keri on May 26, 2008
  23. NOOOOOOOO……

    I’m still holding out on the crocs.

    I. will. not. crack.

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    Comment by Angella on May 27, 2008
  24. No. You did NOT! You are just playing with me, right?

    Please say you are just playing with me. It is not April Fools Day there is it?

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    Comment by Kelley on May 27, 2008
  25. Honestly…Crocs are brilliant for children. They don’t tie and they are waterproof. Why didn’t someone invent them long ago?
    The stuff your kids wear is not a reflection of your personal style. Sometimes, it is just easier to let them wear something, rather than argue about it. Crocs prove that point.
    Don’t let me catch you sportin the Crocs over on Work it! I will sooo tell!

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    Comment by jodi on May 27, 2008
  26. As long as you didn’t buy them for yourself, you are OK. Crocs + kids = cute. Crocs + adults = NOT CUTE.

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    Comment by Kristabella on May 27, 2008
  27. Oh, girl, taking their pic next to the same measure thingy; that is such a great idea.

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    Comment by Dory on May 27, 2008
  28. That’s really cool that you took pics in front of a sign like that! I’m going to have to try that.

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    Comment by 180/360 on May 27, 2008
  29. I missed this post yesterday amidst all the Memorial Day stuffing of the face around the barbecue. I’m so disappointed Ali, how could you cave to the crocs! heh

    Just avoid the escalator at the mall! ;) (Seriously, have you SEEN those pictures? They’re everywhere, and they’re disgusting!)

    My MIL sent the boys some just because she knows I hate them. I keep leaving them in the back yard hoping the dog will use them as a chew toy. Wouldn’t ya know it, the dog won’t even touch them!

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    Comment by AJ on May 27, 2008
  30. I love you for quoting SOTL. One of my all time faves!

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    Comment by TrenchesofMommyhood on May 27, 2008
  31. Honestly? I was totally against Crocs. I bought the style that is just two thin bands across your feet during my pregnancy, and they saved my feet! Also, most people didn’t even realize that they were Crocs. I love them. Still not too convinced about the clog style though I will probably buy a pair for the Boy (economically sound choice and all..)

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  32. you’re a good mama.

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  33. Croc blocker?! I just spit out my wine laughing. And I never waste wine.

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    Comment by She Likes Purple on May 27, 2008
  34. It will be OK. Really. Crocs are good. I promise.

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    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on May 28, 2008
  35. I want your daughter’s hoodie.

    Crocs are evil… I bet my mom-in-law will buy them for any children I have… multiple pairs… in really annoying colors. *sigh*

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    Comment by Jana on May 28, 2008
  36. I’ve got a pair of knock off Crocs … and love ‘em! They are so totally uncool but comfy!

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