Monday, March 8, 2010


I do not follow fashion. I am neither the best dressed or the worst dressed.

I needed new shoes (since mine had holes) and decided that today was the day. I tried on a pair that were different from any shoes that I have ever worn before, but feeling daring, I bought them. They were on sale, after all.

And my son was scandalized.

"Yuck!" he said when I first tried them on. "Yuck, mom. Those are yucky!"

I was shocked. My son came out of his previous five year fashion stupor to notice my shoes. And express extreme dislike for them. It actually gave me pause - for a moment anyway. The shoes were not something my granny would wear. Neither were they shoes I could see my nieces in. That meant they were just right and there was nothing wrong with them.

And my son could go fly a kite.

We went into the mall with my bag. I knew there was only one thing to do. I found a bench, took off my worn shoes, and put on my new ones.

"Don't you love my new shoes, Seth?" I asked.

"Yuck," he again replied.

I wore them proudly for the rest of the day, to the approval of my daughter.

Man, I love those shoes.


Rachel Peterson said...

HEY! What's wrong with my shoes?

Darla said...

Nothing. They are fine for YOUR age.

Katrina Holmes (Tina) said...

I think you should post a pic and get votes

Darla said...

Oh, oh. Now I'm scared. You're making me doubt now, Sis. Tina.

QuicklyHome said...

Yeah, but are they comfy?

Darla said...

Sis. C: VERY comfy. That's all that matters, right?

QuicklyHome said...

At my age, yes! I pretty much gave up the painful shoes when expecting my first.

Reminds me of a message Bro Morton preached. He said we should all invest in good (comfy) shoes, good car and a good bed, because if you aren't in one your in the other.

Wisdom, yes?

Katrina Holmes (Tina) said...

Don't be nervous. As long as they are comfy and you like them, who cares about the rest!

Darla said...

Ah, but Sis. Tina, I got APPROVAL from my sister and niece today. What else matters, I ask?

Even though Seth still says YUCK....

Rachel Peterson said...

Which niece? I was not involved in this. I shall have to look at them tomorrow night.