My Girls,  Retail Therapy

Shoes So Girly They Probably Get PMS

I’ve been spring cleaning my blog folders and found this fun post I apparently wrote last winter but never published. Since then Miss A is now obsessed with her black boots, while Miss C is a Skechers girl. The pink glitter Mary Janes I wrote about? Miss C wore them to the point that they had to be tossed. Now that is shoe love.

I never gave much thought about having built-in shopping buddies when we had two little girls. But both girls seem to have inherited both my love of Target and shoes. Yes, there is a God, and he understands that women need occasional retail therapy to make it through the bumpy patches in life.

We went to our friendly neighborhood Target last week to pick out a birthday present for one of Miss C’s classmates. After considerable browsing and indecisiveness (on her part, not mine), we finally left the toy department with a strawberry scented Furbaby. Miss C then asked something that made my heart flutter.

“Mommy can we go look at the shoes?”

Miss C is at the age where it is truly a pleasure to shop with her for clothes. Now Miss A is still at the I Must Race Up and Down the Shoe Aisles and Scream like a Banshee, therefore shoe shopping with her is torturous and inevitably leads to one mean tequila craving.

It was love at first sight for Miss C. She left wearing what appear to be on the surface incredibly impractical school shoes: pink glitter Mary Janes. However, if one looks closely, they have an easy to maneuver velcro fastener AND an athletic type bottom. Bonus!

Miss C has fashioned a little girly shoe shrine on the floor at the foot of her bed to showcase her favorite shoes, which also includes her new Barbie butterfly flip flops we got on clearance in December. Yes, a shrine. To her favorite shoes.

I'm Jamie, a 50-year-old Nashville working mom desperately seeking a few moments of Zen and zinfandel. I love to travel, find great deals, and talk with my hands. My husband and I have two daughters, three dogs, one cat and too much laundry. Email me at blondemomblog @ gmail.com.

19 Comments

  • Amy

    There a girl after my own heart!

    I walked for Maddie yesterday and when Alli saw me the first thing she said was “no stilettos!?” heh.

  • kel

    haha…how fitting…just tonite I took the oldest to the store and she picked out new shoes. Oh the joys…’so and so has these and she has those and miss somebody has these and oh mom aren’t these great?!’ Its kind of cute and A LOT scary if she is anything at all like her MOTHER! 🙂

    ~K

  • Amy

    Your titles always make me giggle. I wish you lived closer- our daughters would have the best time together 🙂 It is girly-girl central over here. We had to wear our Mary Janes and lace socks to the park the other day. 🙂

  • Urban Mom

    Girls are the best, aren’t they?

    I went shopping with my 2yo the other day to look for a few things for the 5yo. Little Urban Kid 2 held up everything she could find and asked, “try on?” over and over and over. My little girly shopping angel!

  • Julia @ Hooked on Houses

    I love it! Sounds like my daughter Lily, who always enjoys the shoe aisles at Target. My son had to be dragged, kicking and screaming, to try on shoes when he was younger, so this really is a nice advantage to having a girl. 🙂

    P.S. I stick posts in my drafts folder all the time and forget about them. Glad I’m not the only one who does that.

  • Chris

    My little nephew loves shoes and new clothes too although he’s a real boy. He likes everything that reminds him on wheels, cars and construction site.

  • Liza

    That title absolutely KILLED me! 🙂 My girls are the same way when we are in the store and then when we get home and I mention one day about actually WEARING aforementioned shoes, then I get that they are not comfortable. And yes, this is obviously after I’ve thrown out the receipt and the tags! URGH…...

  • Children's Bedroom Furniture

    Great post! You definitely left me in stitches!

    I have to have my clothes in a separate closet in another room (primarily due to my wife’s shoes).

    Even though my better half is a guys girl (loves the S.F. 49ers & beer), she still loves her shoes as much if not more. Our little 4 year old diva is already following in her mommy’s foot steps however; she’s even more of a girly girl than her mom.

    They already go shopping together and the little princess is picking out her own shoes and purses already! Dispite the sparkly sequence on her latest purse aquisition, I have to say that she already displays pretty good taste in shoes and purses.

    I know, what do I know? I’m just a guy.

    I do know one thing for sure, I think I’m in trouble!
    🙂

  • Cynthia

    You certainly can do such things when you had two little girls, even you have many grandsons, you can do it. IT have no age requirement for built-in shopping buddies,right? And now I’m considering to do my own business. Wish me good luck!

  • anna koz?owska

    I like your writting style. So simple yet distinguished! Miss C is lovely actually. Like a little princess! I belive you must have a good time while shopping with her, am I right? For me, I will be so joyful at seeing my kids meeting their favorite clothes. I like to dress them up actually. Are you the same?

  • anna koz?owska

    I like your writting style. So simple yet distinguished! Miss C is lovely actually. Like a little princess! I belive you must have a good time while shopping with her, am I right? For me, I will be so joyful at seeing my kids meeting their favorite clothes. I like to dress them up actually. Are you the same?

  • Allisy

    I like your writting style. So simple yet distinguished! Miss C is lovely actually. Like a little princess! I belive you must have a good time while shopping with her, am I right? For me, I will be so joyful at seeing my kids meeting their favorite clothes. I like to dress them up actually. Are you the same?

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