Thursday, August 17, 2006

My Version of Shoe Ish

Since we seem to be on the topic of shoe ish, I might as well join in.

Since Noah started walking, I thought now was the time to put some shoes on that boy. Friends and family have been kind enough to donate many shoes that I thought were adorable. A couple of Sundays ago I sat Noah down to do the shoe thing. Here is how it went.

Step 1: Wrangle him from whatever he is doing to get him to sit still long enough to get the socks on
Step 2: Put left sock on
Step 3: Put right sock on
Step 4: Put left sock on again do to the fact it was mysteriously taken off
Step 5: Untie shoes
Step 6: Run down the hall to get Noah back to a sitting position
Step 7: attempt to get left shoe on (no luck foot wouldn't fit.)
Step 8: Attempt to get the right shoe on (you think I would have learned that it wasn't going to fit after trying the left one, but no.)

I did this about 4 times with different shoes. Hoping that one pair would fit. With no luck and after about 45min I decided that he was going to go bare foot!

Now that I knew that he needed shoes Hubby, Noah and I all went to the mall last weekend to see if we could get Noah sized properly since I had no clue now as to what size he could possibly be.

We get to the mall and went into the kids shoe store that's right by Macy's. They staff was very nice and they measured his foot. He is a 5 1/2 W. I was shocked, I tried the 5 1/2 W Stride Rite shoes that I had at home last weekend and I couldn't get them on!

Hubby found a really cute pair of slip on shoes in his size but just not wide, we tried them on and after he began to cry and crawled around the store whining and trying to pull them off his feet. I guess the "wide" thing really does matter. So the sales rep took me over the this wall where all the "just walking" shoes were. I picked out the cutest little shoes. We put them on and he was actually okay with them on for a bit. I flipped over the shoe box to see the price thinking, "how expensive could they possibly be...." HOLY CRAP!!! $60 for baby shoes that if we are lucky he wont grow out of for at least 1 month! So I very kindly asked her to place them on hold thinking that if I won the lotto that night I could go back and buy them. Needless to say I went to Wal-Mart! :(


Blogger joannmski said...

I have sympathy for baby Noah. After I was on maternity leave, and went back to work, I couldn't even wear my shoes the whole day at work. I had been in flip flops all summer long. My friend said I was a "villager."

I think Payless has created a nice line of shoes for little kids, designed by a podiatrist or something. And their shoes usually run wide, so maybe they will work for the boy.

4:53 PM  
Blogger nomi said...

Ha. You said "ish" in a blog. My life is now officially complete.

9:01 PM  
Blogger SinnerSaint said...

The boy has chubby feet.

9:19 PM  
Blogger JessnBekahsmom said...

Yeah, but they are cute chubby feet. Rebekah pointed out how cute his feet were.

Payless is where it's at. Go now, it's buy 1 get 1 half off. And they give you ten percent off any regular price shoes with AAA discount. And like half the shoes come in wide. Jess has wide feet. Me, too. Rebekah not so much. And the place in the mall...they size small. Make you come back sooner to buy more often. Mom wanted to buy Rebekah two cute pairs of shoes there. I couldn't afford them. Dad saw that we were going to spend like $75 for a couple pairs of really cute baby shoes, said absolutely not! and walked out of the store and into the mall, not to be heard from again for like 20 minutes. Neither mom nor I had money to pay for them, so we sheepishly left the store, me trying to push a stroller and wheelchair at the same time. Same store you were in. Then I went to Payless.

11:26 PM  

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