Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fun Monday: the shoe edition

This week's Fun Monday is hosted by the lovely Robin. Since this is my virginal Fun Monday effort, I ask you to be kind and leave me lots of commenty lovin'.

This week we were challenged to "photograph your favorite pair -- or pairs -- of shoes and tell us a little about why they're near and dear to your heart." Here are mine:


There was an old lady who lived in a shoe. She had so many children, she didn't know what to do.

Well, ok, I'm not sooooo old, and I don't exactly live in a shoe, but I truly do have so many children I didn't (don't) know what to do.

I have four. My husband has one (and she lives with us). Do the math. That makes five.

There's something that happens when you have your first child. You record it all. Photos abound. Baby books are filled out, overflowing with information. Plus you are under the mistaken impression that you will remember everything. After all, how could you forget all the special moments of his babyhood?

Then Child No. 2 arrives. Hmm. Not so many pictures (although you try, really you do). Baby book? Sure. Occasionally. And yet you still remember those special baby moments and can tell the difference between the statistics of Child No. 1 and No. 2. After all, Child No. 2 was significantly bigger than Child 1, so some memories are firmly set.

Child No. 3. Uh. Are there pictures of him? Why, yes, a few. Baby book... uh, well, I thought I did one. No? Oh. Um. Ok. A few brain cells have died along the way. Wasn't his first word "antidisestablishmentarianism"?

Then there is Child No. 4. What? Who? Wait. Did she have a babyhood? Was she a toddler? Baby book? Huh? Did she even have one? Full-blown dementia has set in. Somebody walked at 11 months and someone else walked at 9. Which one? Please don't ask.

Anyway, I have presented to you the first shoes of my four offspring. Please note, I do have the first shoes from all four of them. Only two sets are bronzed. I actually know whose is whose, but can you guess who belongs to which pair?

(And truly, the only reason that Child No. 2's shoes were bronzed is that I did 'em at the same time I did Child No. 1's. Yeah, I suck.)

And by the way, I am brave enough to post a photo of my feet. Check this out for the explanation of the pedi situation.

18 comments:

mjd said...

Awwww, what a nice post with those cute baby shoes and the romantic feet picture of you and your spouse. I only had two kids, and I have no baby shoes and a few recorded baby book pages. You are THE MOM.

mjd said...

Oh yes, welcome to Fun Monday.

Pamela said...

my hubby has a pair of his bronzed. We never did bronze any of our kids, tho. I'm not sure why.

Oh you brave soul or is that sole?.... live feet on your blog. wooo hooo.

My feet are just TOOOO ugly.
(: Welcome!

Hootin'Anni said...

cute, cute top photo!! and I love the bottom photo of your soulmate's and your feet entwined.

willowtree said...

The shoes are real cute, but that feet picture looks painful.

melodyann said...

Look at all them purdy toes...

LIBSMOM said...

Lovely toes! I thought I was the only person still wearing toe rings! I'm glad I'm in good company.
Tell your husband he rocks.
Oh and I only have three children and all of my stats run together too. Although I did take more pics of #3 with the invention of the digital camera, that made things loads easier.

Debs said...

Great feet. I am not brave enough to shoe my feet to anyone.

Robin said...

Janet, I, for one, LOVE the piccha of your (and your hubby's) feet...AND, the story behind HIS pedi!!!

WELCOME to Fun Monday, hope you'll play again :).

Yep, I was impressed with you remembering whose shoes went with whom; you're right--that's advice EVERY new mom needs to be told over and over--YOU WON'T REMEMBER HALF OF WHAT YOU THINK YOU WILL. I'm living proof of that, but I sure wish I wasn't :/.

Precious photo of your four children's shoes--cast in bronze or not :).

Blue Momma said...

I'm lovin' the baby shoes. I was too lazy to dig any out and I haven't had any bronzed.

Bad mommy, right? But I do still have them, packed away. Somewhere....

Beckie said...

That is exactly the sort of picture that we tried to take yesterday, but our feet were just too ugly. Didn't work.

Robinella said...

So funny. I can relate and I only have two. I pull out the camcorder every now and then and tell my second baby to do something memorable so I can get it on tape. haha

I have been trying to talk my hub into getting a pedi, he hasn't given in yet...to the delight. Just wait until he does...then I can really call him "metro".

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Welcome to Fun Monday. I'm fairly new myself, but it's a great group of people. I have heard about the more you have the less that gets done. My hub's the oldest of six. His baby book is half done, but since by the time he was four, he had three younger sibs, he's the only one that got AnYtHiNg at all. The poor youngest just simply has nothing.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Oh, and your hub must rock. You should see the bunions and yuck on my Hub's feet. BLEECH>

Tiggerlane said...

I love the baby shoes...how cute are those? That's one thing I wish I still had of the kiddo's.

CUTE toes, too! You have a great pedicure!

ChrisB said...

I love the bronzed shoes I know I should have done that with my children's shoes but funds were tight back in the 60's.

CableGirl said...

Those are some mighty cute shoes. :) Fun Monday sounds interesting. Guess I'll have to come back and check in on you next Monday too. :)

Karmyn R said...

oh those baby shoes are TOOOOOO cute! I love them.

I don't think I even saved my children's first pair of shoes. Am I horrible or what?

 
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