Thursday, July 31, 2008
Admitting That Perhaps Mom Does Know Best....And The New Shoes to Prove It!
No kid ever really grows up wanting to believe that, just perhaps, mom does know best. I mean really, they're older than us, not so hip to the fashions, and seems to be a little, well old. However, I take that all back. I spent Tuesday with mom, shopping for a new laptop for her and my dad, having lunch and then perusing the mall. All the while, grumbling about my back hurting. Which, if you know me, you know that I have Degenerative Disc Disease, and it causes me great pain at times. Walking is always the best form of exercise for back pain, but when you can't seem to find the right pair of shoes, it sucks.
So, as we were leaving the mall, we were walking though the shoe department in Macy's. They were having a sale, so I told my mom I wanted to look to see if maybe they had some decent, comfortable shoes on sale. That's when she dragged me over to the section of the shoe department where all the sandals are. I immediately saw the new Croc sandals and was trying them on (since I have had good luck with them in the past) when she came over with a pair of Fitflops and told me to try them on. Now I don't like sandals that have that thingy that goes in between your toes, but I humored her. And, I am so glad that I did. Imagine the most comfortable pair of shoes...ever....all nice and neatly made into a flip-flop...but so soft in between the toes that you don't even feel the leather. That's what these are. No kidding. Cute styles and colors, too. But being on the tight budget we are, I was a little sticker shocked, so mom offered to buy them for me. BOTH pairs. However, after wearing them for the past 4 days, I can tell you that they are worth EVERY penny!!
Yep, after 39 years, I have finally learned that mom does know best!!