side by side by side

14 Aug

this little lady loves shoes.

no, i mean, she will pick up any shoe; high heel, flip flop, sneaker, no matter, and scream until you put it on.

her sisters?


if i came within a foot of their feet with a shoe, they would scream, in abject HORROR that i would be so foolish to try and get that abomination across their toes.

they both did it & it was hilarious. sadly, we never did get video & i smack myself in the forehead every time i think about that lost hilarity.

i only cared about getting shoes on them since we lived in the midwest, where it is often snowy & icy in the winter. i had a heck of a time getting two 10 month old girls in our little vw passat station wagon at the same time. i wanted to put one of them down first, but with no shoes, their little piggies would freeze, get gangrene, and fall off! we tried for a good 2 months to get scout & jilly to put shoes on, but they protested. we thought we’d get clever & make a game out of it calling socks piggy garages and shoes piggy houses to no avail. they flat out refused.

it wasn’t until we got out some of auntie nectarine’s shoes from her early ambulatory days that we had any success in housing the hooves. mind you, the nectarine was born in 1983, so these were the leather-bottomed boots that had zero traction. of course, that’s what my drunk little ladies wanted to wear. and of course, there was only one pair. it was quite the sight to see them slip and slide on the hardwood at bubbe & zeyda’s house.

and this newest baby is huge! when i bought the big girls their first shoes at 12 months, they wore a size 4. jamison has decided to wear a size 5. she’s in her sister’s hand-me-downs, but i have a feeling she doesn’t care. she’s just happy to have some piggy houses on.

i only leave out the boy since he just went with the flow. it didn’t matter to him either way. with the bookends, though, it was polar opposite situations. and i think it is quite peculiar how both of the twins did the same thing, too. they are much more similar than i ever thought two separate people could be.

in completely unrelated news, my son just walked by & proclaimed, “my house stinks.”

when asked what he thinks it smells like, he simply said “a fox.”


soooo, i guess my house is foxy.

here’s to hoping you have a foxy weekend.


7 Responses to “side by side by side”

  1. Twenty Four At Heart August 17, 2009 at 9:38 pm #

    Foxy used to be a really good thing. Maybe in the 1970’s? Or was it the ’80’s?

    • mommymae August 17, 2009 at 9:49 pm #

      probably the 70’s, what with the hendrix song and all.

  2. Carolyn Online August 16, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    No one ever tells me I smell foxy. Damn.

    • mommymae August 16, 2009 at 4:47 pm #

      I’m not so sure it’s a good thing, this smelling like a fox.

  3. Kayris August 14, 2009 at 7:52 pm #

    My daughter will be 3 at the end of November. She wears a 5 1/2 shoe.

    • mommymae August 17, 2009 at 9:49 pm #

      maureen more than makes up for her size in adorable!!

  4. Sarah Jackson August 14, 2009 at 5:40 pm #

    your house doesn’t stink but it is definitely foxy. 🙂

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