Friday, July 25, 2008

I'm Sorry, I had to do it.

First, I must apologize to Her and Her. The pictures below are examples of purchases I made today. I had hoped to get photos of my children's feet inside the purchases photographed below but they both fell asleep and I was not waking them to get pictures of them. If you had seen how cute my children's feet looked in the below purchases you would wholeheartedly understand why I had to make the purchases I made.

I hate Crocs. I LOATHE them. I don't care how comfortable you say they are. I don't care how good they make your feet feel. I don't care how much padding and cushioning you put into them during the winter, I think they are plain out ugly. Maybe their comfort really does outweigh the ugliness. Maybe, but I don't think so.

That's why a little part of me died inside when I purchased my children the items below.

We were at the mall in search of the book that doesn't really exist at the bookstore that doesn't really exist and I realized that my kids really don't have "flip floppy" types of shoes for the beach next week. As much as I would have liked to have purchased bona fide flip flops for my toddlers I know better. My son doesn't really like things infiltrating his toes. (Weird, I'm well aware) And my daughter takes every opportunity she can to rip her shoes off her feet and fling them out the car window or door. ( I cannot count how many times I've had to stop in the middle of the Shop Rite parking lot and run back to my newly vacated parking spot to grab a sandal or sneaker that just barely eeked it's way out of the car before the automatic door could stop it!) So, basically flip flops- out of the question.

I ducked into the local Payless Shoe Source and perused, very briefly, the womens' size 11 rack. (Don't laugh, two pregnancies KILLED my feet!) And then moved into the toddler section. I knew what I was after and it took all I could to hold back the vomit and pick up the Crocs off the shelf.

Now, the Cars ones I think are pretty darn cute! My son LOVES them! He wore them from the moment we got back to my parents' house. Although we did have to remedy the minor fashion faux pas that pop-pop committed- no crocs with socks, ever! The boy says they are comfortable and they stay on his feet pretty nicely. I'm happy with the purchase. Really. Kind of.

As for the pink could take them or leave them. I found these really cute navy blue ones with hot pink and yellow and purple in them. I know it sounds odd when I describe it but they really were the ones I wanted. They didn't have the girl's size. It was either the above offenders or Dora Crocs. I'm sorry, it was enough that I was buying Crocs there was no way in hell I was getting ones with friggin' Dora on them! But when I put these little pink and white plastic shoes on my crazy daughter I just could not help but smile! Her feet looked so cute! So cozy and petite. Just so adorable. I immediately had visions of her in her little pink bathing suit and white hat walking along the sand in her little pink Crocs.

And they were impossible for her to get off! Victory was mine.


The Crocs stayed on for all of maybe 35 minutes. We were sitting around talking while the kids were playing and my daughter saunters in to the living room where we were and lo and behold she only has on one pink Croc. The other one? She had it on her hand as if it were some type of puppet.

Victory, as always, was hers.

Yes, I purchased Crocs for my children. I'm not proud of it. It upset me and I am sad that they now take up residence in my house. But my kids feet just look so cute! And they'll come in so useful! And the pink and bright red will show up so much better in the Shop Rite parking lot when I frantically search for them.


the MomBabe said...

We TOTALLY have those Lightning McQueen shoes. AND we bought them at WAL-MART.

Zoeyjane said...

I just...I can't.

Kelley said...

I look damn cute dressed as a hooker, but I don't go round like that.

Well maybe I do. But I ain't no Croc wearin' hooker.

My heart just broke a little knowing that you are dead to me now... ;)

HRD said...

oh.. so thats why you werent around yesterday!!! Hiding your face in shame!! OH.. I dont know what to say. Umm.. Please dont ever have those cute children were those.. those... THINGS.. around me. Ill deal with you later!!

ps I agree with Kelley, but I dont look good as a hooker, but if I did, I wouldnt dress as one! HA

Helen E.M. Wright said...

You're entitled to making a few mistakes while parenting! This just takes up a couple of them!!! ;)

The George Family said...

We bought a pair for Tommy too, and he LOVES them! He too, won't keep ANY shoes on his feet but these for some strange reason he keeps on his feet. Now as for me, no, I would never wear them.

lattemommy said...

Shh, don't tell anyone, but I broke down and bought them for my kids last week, too. We're heading to the beach on our vacation, too, and I thought they would fit the bill nicely. When we get home I might burn them. (Except the Princess loves hers. Which could prove a problem.)

Bunchy said...

Yep, I know the Crocs are kinda ugly, but they're absolutely the best thing in the world when we go camping. I'm officially addicted. Welcome to the dark side, my friend.

crazy working mom said...

My daughter has that exact pair of crocs. She loves them. We wear them out to the pool and back. They are great because they can get wet and it won't hurt them AND they are easy on and off. :)

Colleen said...

I was like you. I refused to even think about buying those hideous things. They're ugly... and rubbery.

Well... my mother bought Zoe a pair for Christmas. (She refused to wear anything but "cwocs" for weeks and weeks.) She also bought me a pair of fuzzy lined Crocs. And now, I will admit, I have been won over. I am an adict. Zoe still her her original Crocs... but we've added a pair of the maryjane style. And I have black and brown maryjanes. Yes... I personally own 3 pair now. The shame. (But man... were they amazing for bloated pregnant feet!!!)

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