Sunday, August 22, 2010
Welcome back to school!
As I was standing in the backpack aisle, debating whether or not to buy a new lunchbox for each of the kids, I started smelling something rather funky. "What is that stink?" I mention to my almost 4th grader. I get the usual shrug of the shoulders, "I don't know...." I follow my nose downward and realize that this stench is emanating from my son's feet and shoes. Ick. It's a cross between forgotten sour cream and sweaty hands - lovely... I am now guessing that the shoes I had thought would be "just fine" for inside wear are now a force to be reckoned with, and would likely kill a good sized rat. So... onto the shoe store. Another "favorite" place. But now, because I have waited until this late date of August something, I get to witness a whole mess of moms shoving shoes onto their children's feet - shoes they don't want. I believe this was one of the comments I heard, "If you don't get this shoe on and walk up and down the aisle right now, I will NEVER buy you another pair of shoes!!" I'm assuming that was an empty threat because as I turned to look, a child seeming to be all of about five years old whizzed by me, running for the door wearing an ill-fitting pair of non-character, non-lighting-up shoes. Is that a DHS call? Hmmm...
Ahhh.... and so it begins. No more hiding from the notebooks and markers... welcome back to school!