Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Like sand through the hourglass...

I put my footprint on top of each of the kids' footprints on Sunday at the beach. They were each delighted to see how much bigger their foot was than mine. Trey's nearing 13 now, so it's no surprise that his foot is bigger than his mom's, but Laurel just turned 10 for God's sake! She's a little girl! She's got me beat by a tiny bit and I'm just guessing that's not the end of it. 

I remember when I was just about Laurel's age, my best friend Dina in Allentown, Pennsylvania had an Aunt Betty who wore those fantastic high-heeled Candies slides (like Olivia Newton-John wore in Grease!) and I LOVED trying them on -- size 5, the first real adult size. I was so darned excited about all of this and my mother was just thrilled to have a gangly ten-year-old that wanted to dress like a prostitute...

This has nothing to do with New Zealand. Sorry. :-)


  1. why praytell are there no comments??! I'm laughing so hard! What size shoe do you wear? Whoa, a 13! at what age did Trey go from kids to men's? I bought Mose some men's this summer, but this fall, I got him boy's shoes--a bit cheaper. Actually, the tennis shoes (actually trail shoes, like he's gonna run on a trail) were cheap at Sears, but he needed some for overnight camp or so I thought. I think my feet are about the same size as Mose's, but Kadia's are small still. She's up to a size 4.5 in girls. I wear a 9 or 9.5. I have big feet especially for my height. More than you wanted to know.
    I like the Candies comment :)

  2. I'll tell you why! Because few that we know have hours and hours to respond even though every single post is "respond-worthy" and we want to! Not to mention this has become an addiction. Honestly, aren't we bummed when we sit down for a few moments and flip on the computer all geeked about what might have happened on the other side of the world yesterday except that at that particular moment they're en route to Slumber Land?

  3. You guys are making me laugh here. Most people comment to me directly rather than posting. Interesting. It's a different animal than facebook, where the posts tend to be much freer. I know I don't often comment on the few blogs that I read either. I can't tell you, though, how cool it is to have a few friends that read what I write :o) Thank you!