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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Day Twenty-Five of Thirty-One: Not My Shoes

Back on day twelve I sliced about "not my style." I was ready to break into spring weather wear and mentioned the fact that I haven't purchased any sandals and I still only have one pair of shoes.

Well, now I don't even have those!
Elliot, my eleven year-old, and I have have the same size feet at the moment. He must, at all times, have two pairs of tennis shoes. We have learned we just always need a backup. This was one of the first purchases we made for the kids. He had one pair of shoes for a couple of days until I quickly bought another pair remembering the day would come when he would need a back-up for whatever reason.

Last week, one of his shoes got caught on the leg of a desk and tore a hole right in the side. He came home with packaging tape all over his foot and shoe. Enter back-up shoes! I was so proud that I had gotten them and wouldn't have to run out that night to get shoes.

The next day Elliot and my husband were playing soccer in the back yard. The ball went out on the ice covered channel. Without going into that story, Elliot's shoes got completely soaking wet. We put the shoes down in the basement near the heater in hopes they would be dry by morning. I was sure they would be.

It was a typical run around like crazy get this, grab that morning.
Elliot goes to put his shoes on and says, "Um, mom, my shoes are still really wet."
WHAT? A moment of panic, then I remember we have the same size foot!
"Here, try these on."
"These are perfect! They are actually kind of comfortable."


That night, as I watched him run around in the backyard I realized I didn't have shoes anymore. I'm pretty sure he's claimed them and knowing him, he'll need that back-up pair anyway.

Not my shoes, anymore. 


  1. Oh no, Betsy! No shoes? You have to write the next installment so we all know what happens next! Thinking of you!

  2. I can't think of a better reason for shopping than needing new shoes! Every girl needs to have a few pairs of shoes. Time to hit the stores, my friend. Or, maybe you could send Elliot shopping for you? lol

  3. I love how you describe an everyday event in such an engaging way. I couldn't wait to see what happened! Your son sounds precious, by the way.

  4. Ok now is the time for shoe shopping!! I think you should pick out some shoes you absolutely love!

  5. This is so funny to me. It could have been a completely disaster if he wouldn't have wore his mother's shoes. Thank goodness that didn't happen. I also loved the packaging tape around the shoes. My son absolutely loved Duck Tape so it was not unusual to see Duck Tape wrapped around his boots or shoes to keep them together. It was like a badge of honor to wear them and continue to wear them even when he had newer shoes.