Thursday, February 12, 2009
A little cheer please!
I was thinking, in these days of grim realities, we all need a little touch of joy and laughter.
Hope you all enjoy the vintage humor posted here.
Today, both my MotherFish and Mermaid should receive big, cheery Valentines packages from me. They are loved and I want them to feel the love no matter the distances.
When Mermaid was 5 she attended a private school with a very strict dress code. The shoes code was, "leather dress shoes". Which was meant to prevent the wearing of sneakers or sandels or Heaven forbid! flip flops.
On St. Valentine's morning,
Mermaid received a present from me to open before breakfast. Inside were red patent leather mary janes. The soles of the shoes had hearts in many sizes so every step in dirt or sand left this calling card. She loved those shoes, more importantly she so enjoyed leaving a "love letter" with every step.
In fact, I am thinking this might have been the start of Mermaids passion for shoes. She surely did not get this particular devotion from either of her parents... maybe from her Grandmamafish.
Today Mermaid will receive spring
boots in a big festively wrapped box. Inside there is an original art Valentine from her MamaFishy
and the boots.
Spring is the wet season in Mermaids location and since she starts her days at the equestrian center,
boots with serious treads and guaranteed waterproofness are really needed.
But they don't have to be plain ol military green, utilitarian looking things.
Not for our Mermaid!
In fact, when Mermaid was maybe 3, one of my sisters gave her a pair of green frog Wellapet boots which we could not get off her feet until she was soundly asleep.
Maybe THAT was the start of the shoe love.
Sooooo, you've probably guessed,
these boots are not the standard farm issue you fetch from the Tractor Supply Store.
they are black backgrounded with FISHIES everywhere in every shade of pink imaginable.
And those serious treads will leave a fish print with every stride and,
put a smile on her face
and love of
the home pond,
in her heart.