Do you remember something that you really wanted when you were a kid, but couldn't get?
When I was about 10 (I think), I really wanted a pair for black Reebok high-tops. (I know, it seems silly now) Anyway, my mom drew the line at "black sneakers" and I got white with teal piping. To this day I don't understand the reason that we were not allowed to wear black sneakers, but this rule lasted for as long as my parents were buying our shoes.
Over the weekend I was standing in Payless eying a cute pair of black sneakers with multicolored piping for the Tumbleweed, thinking "black sneakers, that would be practical, they would match everything and wouldn't show dirt". Hmmm. I bet that was my logic when I was 10, too. Actually, it was probably more like "but mom, black sneakers are in. Puh-leese."
In the end, I didn't get them for her. Mostly because we found other shoes that she liked (and she never even picked up the black ones). But maybe it was just in case I decide when she is 10 (or 12 or 16) that I don't want her to have black sneakers. The last thing I would need then is a picture of her wearing them when she was 4!
11 months ago