Sunday, September 8, 2013

Baby's Shoes

Over the last few months, I started to accept that Baby isn't really a Baby anymore.  I look at her and the soft roundness of her face has started to mature, her facial expressions can remind me of a sullen teenager.  She has very much become her own person and will not hesitate to tell you how she feels.
Maybe it is because she is so tiny and the fact that she is just now can unreliably fit in size 24 month clothing, but I had a hard time catching up my growing girl to also be in "big girl" clothing and shoes.  Putting her in a onesie at 3.5 years old (even though it can still fit with room to grow) probably isn't the cool thing to do and she will resent me when she looks back at the pictures.  I can already imagine her saying, "Mom, just let me grow up!"
Baby's latest obsession is Hello Kitty.  I thank the BFF for this one, and I honestly am thankful because it was transitioned from Dora who just slightly gets on my nerves.  Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a Blogger event hosted by Dallas Moms Blog and Famous Footwear.  I was provided with a gift card to use towards a purchase of my selection.
After checking out all of the shoes for myself and even Boyfriend-I have been trying to convince him Converse is the way to go, I came upon the jackpot of shoes for Baby.  I literally had an entire row of Hello Kitty shoes to select from and knew what I had to do.
I had a really difficult time committing to purchasing the shoes for Baby, I wanted to be selfish and get a new pair of boots or maybe finally just buy Boyfriend a pair of Converse (for whatever reason, they are not his favorite but I think they are so cute, and versatile!).
Ultimately I thought about how excited Baby would be when I came home with Hello Kitty sneakers, and knew that if she was shopping for herself-that is what she would pick out.  I wasn't disappointed one bit when I came home, she literally squealed and jumped up and down.
I was actually really impressed with Famous Footwear.  I'm going to be honest, it was never a place that would enter my mind to go shopping for shoes.  That is what I love so much about these blogger events-they do exactly what they are designed to do and introduce products and retailers that you wouldn't normally know about or consider.
Even though I left that night slightly disappointed I didn't go the selfish route, it didn't last long.  I actually went back a week later and took advantage their BOGO (buy one, get one 50% off) sale and purchased two pairs of sandals off their awesome clearance rack for less than $25!
I love Baby's Hello Kitty shoes.  I think it gives me tangible proof she is becoming her own person.  I am happy to oblige in her clothing and shoe preferences and know she feels confident and happy.  At least I say that until she does become an actual sullen teenager and wants to wear a crop top and cutoffs.  I'll have to pull the mom card then. 
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  1. if the shoe fits? sorry I had to. can't believe she really is growing up, hello kitty shoes and all.


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