Friday, March 4, 2011

Okay, so maybe I encourage the girliness

Last week I went on a may-jah shoe shopping binge. But it's cool, because they weren't for me -- they were for Mary Clare. As you can see, not being able to buy clothes for myself has forced me to get more creative with feeding my online shopping habit. And it's made me more generous with my shopping dollars. Mother of the year, right here.

I blame last week's episode on Piperlime. It started with a 20% off kids shoes email, and two pairs of Croc ballet flats and a pair of Stride Rite sandals later, I was raring to go. Certain that there must be other pre-season deals out there, I hit up a few other websites and had Mary Clare's entire spring and summer shoe wardrobe, including water shoes, coming our way within a matter of minutes. I was even able to track down the elusive navy sandal. Snaps.

Well, much to my delight and Chip's horror, the shoe storm hit last night. And Mary Clare loved it. No kidding. Buddy knocked Mary Clare down during his nightly "maybe they'll let me eat directly from the food container this time" feeding frenzy, which of course resulted in an avalanche of tears. So I scooped her up and asked if she wanted to open the boxes with her new shoes. Bam. No more tears.

She was so delighted by opening all of the boxes within boxes, that I finally wised up and got out the video camera toward the end. Be sure to check out her expression when Chip asks whose shoes those are.

And if you're like me and Mary Clare and can't get enough of the shoes, click here for one more video.

So while this is a cute and fairly inexpensive habit to feed at two, when 16 strikes and she busts out this video as proof of how I am the one who made her a shoe fiend, I will have no one to blame but myself.

But most likely I'll just blame Chip for not taking my credit card. He knows I can't be trusted.

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