Saturday, September 12, 2009

Shoe Shopping With Kids

Why is it that I only go shoe shopping - not for myself - but for the kids when I am WITH the kids.... I used to know better. I knew I could just go pick something I liked and they would be so excited and it would fit. What happened to that?
Just spent an hour and 45 minutes buying shoes for my 10-year old. She tried on at least a dozen pairs. And we walked out with the very first pair she tried on. And I am sure with H1N1, SARs and God knows what else because somehow the only place the 3-year old and 6-year old wanted to be was on the floor.
Do I sound cranky?
I am.
It was cold and rainy all day - maybe a high of 60 at best.
I have almost totally lost my voice. (No - not from yellling - I was the model of patience. From some sneaky cold.)
I have 2 more back-to-back trips in the next 2 weeks.
I have more work than I can ever finish.
My feet hurt.
But you know, as I write this, I have to say - there are more blessings in my life than I can count. So, I guess I should count shoe shopping with those 3 kids among them....
And now I am going to crack a beer if I can find one - not to drink but to put in the yummy Turkey chili I am going to make; I am going to sit on the couch between the kids and watch Handy Manny; put my feet on top of the warm laundry - and revel in these simple pleasures.
Have a happy day!