Yesterday, I reviewed Prudent Advice: Lessons for my baby daughter (a life list for every woman) by Jaime Morrison Curtis. (You can read that post by clicking here). I was not halfway through the book when I got out a notepad to write down some of my own advice for Baby Babe. That’s where the patent leather shoes I photographed with the book come into play.
You see, I was rather obsessed with patent shoes as a child. Unfortunately, “motor development day” in Pre-school, or “pretty school,” as I called it, threw a wet blanket over my wonderfully thought out A-dress and black patent Mary Jane’s.
There may be no greater debate opponent than a 4-year-old, especially a first-born. In order to not be late yet again on MDD, my mother proposed a compromise: I could wear shorts under my dress and I had to wear my Roo tennis shoes. Smile and nod.
Sadly for her, she got in trouble again when she picked me up because I was unprepared for MDD. Unbeknownst to my mom, I took my patent shoes with me to school. After she left, I took off those gawdawfulshouldneverbewornunderaperfecltygooddress shorts and swapped out my Roos for my shiny black slippers.
A few months ago….Okay, fine, before I was even pregnant or knew Baby Babe was a girl…I spotted these gems on a 50% off sale at Nordstrom. It really was a no-duh purchase. Yes, I believe that’s the technical term. Seth denied hearing of any such thing. Whatever, he grew up in the woods of Oregon.
So, my advice to Baby Babe:
Always buy a pair of pretty shoes when they go on sale. You’ll love them so much, not even gym day will be able to make you part with them.
Also, changing “mommy-approved” clothes after arriving to school is only funny and cute before puberty hits. After that, the story ceases to have a happy ending.
(P.S. You are welcome for starting your shoe collection for you early. The thought has crossed my mind that you might not like pink, but that’s just silly!)