Walking in a WINTER WONDERLAND, that is.
How many pairs of boots does one toddler need? The answer is definitely NOT five. But five she has. Actually six, because I discovered today that her boots from last year still fit. Whoops.
I first bought the black and brown bebe boots from Home Goods. I kind of hate the whole baby brand name aspect of these boots, but I love the price. They were $12.99 each, and they look and feel super warm.
Then we went to Off Broadway Shoes in Potomac Mills and they were having a sale AND they were having ‘Buy One Get One Half Off’ on top of the sale. So we bought a pair of snow boots (just in case) and a pair of very fashionable black lace-ups with hearts and smiley faces (just in case we take a trip to Milan). I paid $55.63 for both.
And then we went to Nordstrom Rack.
I should have started at Nordstrom Rack.
We found the CUTEST pink boots. They are like fake Uggs, but with zippers. AND POM POMS. Of COURSE I bought them. ($24.99.) How could I not!?
(Seriously, if you know the secret to saying no to an adorable two year old, TELL ME.)
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I AM THAT MOM.
I totally paid $47.70 for a pair of shoes for a toddler. She will fit them for MAYBE five months, if I’m lucky.
And they aren’t even expensive Stride Rite super-supportive first-walker shoes either.
THEY ARE WAY BETTER!
Y’all. Babystar was SO EXCITED to get shoes like her big sister. She knows these are ‘Fifi’s shoes’ and she tried them on and was strutting around in the store and holding her feet out one by one to show us how cool they were. She even said, ‘SO COOL’. I had to buy them. I had no choice. My entire body and soul was melted into a puddle at the shoe store and all of my willpower leaked through the cracks in the floor.
Plus. For real. I totally thought they were on sale for $29.99. But nope. The GOLD and white Adidas were on sale. But her sister has the BLACK and white Adidas. So black and white Adidas for Babystar.
She said that I should ‘no tell Fifi picture shoes — shoes airplane airport’. Her sister was out of town and she didn’t want me to tell her or send her a picture. (I speak Babystar LOL.) She was so excited and wanted to surprise her by wearing the matching shoes when we picked her up at the airport.
YOU GUYS OMG. But she really is growing out of her size 6 shoes. And these are a size 7, so, um, totally necessary.
The Universe was looking out for me on this one, though. Less than a week later, Myrtle Beach Grammy sent three pairs of size 7 shoes PLUS an additional $45 cash (in the mail — I know) for a pair of yellow shoes. Yes, yellow shoes. Because Babystar told Grammy on FaceTime that she wanted new yellow shoes. Grammy sent THREE pairs of awesome Mary Jane velcro-style Stride Rite shoes, but none were yellow. So she sent the baby some money to buy yellow shoes. My MIL is awesome and crazy. Maybe we will find yellow shoes next time but I think four pairs of size 7 shoes for the ToddlerMonster will be plenty. And one pair is the exact same pair of pink waterproof shoes that Grammy bought her in a size 6 and they are perfect for summertime. THANK YOU GRAMMY (that doesn’t read this blog)!
MAYDAY MAYDAY: Is it just me? Have you ever bought something that you KNEW was a bit silly and/or overpriced for your baby/toddler/dog/child/self but you did it anyway?
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