Monday, July 24, 2006

The Pitter Patter of Little Feet

You've undoubtedly heard the phrase "barefoot in the park"... we'll my little chick-a-dee is taking it to a new level! Not only is she barefoot in the park, she is barefoot in the street, barefoot on the sidewalk, barefoot in the store (if I don't watch her) and yesterday I learn, barefoot in the church.
I realize that it's sort of a given that if you're from Arkansas shoes are an option not a requirement. But she is Arkansas once removed, so I didn't think that the same stereotype would be running so strongly through her veins. BUT IT IS!!!
Trying to keep shoes on her feet is a daily battle. And believe me, I have tried everything... from sandals with Sesame Street Characters to sandals that blink a little red light whenever she steps with them to what I was sure would be the "cure all" - Scooby Doo tennis shoes. But nothing works. Hating to be a slave to current trends and fashion I had to bite my lip when I found myself reaching for the crocs... but at this point I was desperate.
Needless to say, her little sweet feet are a lovely shade of black (on the bottom) when she comes in after a hard day at play. So as a result, most of my evenings are spend scrubbling devil out of those little feet - trying to get the tar off.
The upside to all of this is that I'll only have to deal with it for 2 1/2 more months.... the fall season is just around the corner and the colder temperatures are sure to put her little tootsies back in some covering...........a sock or, if I'm lucky, maybe even a shoe or two.

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