“Mommy?” The Shnook held my hand as we left his preschool and walked to our car. “You know those shoes…with the lights on them?”
Oh boy. I didn’t even need him to continue. I knew he wanted them. It was kinda heartbreaking, just the way he brought it up.
“You like them?” I asked.
Herein lies one of those parenting moments. Do I just give in and get them for him?
I really really really really really do not want to do that.
“Why?” you ask. “What’s the big deal? They’re just shoes.”
Yes, they are. But there’s a bigger picture here and I just…well…I just really don’t like them. That might sound selfish.
I’m aware that there are/will be lots of things my child will like that I won’t like (I’m glad I dodged one of them, at least for now) but with all the things I dislike about these shoes, would it be prudent for me to suck it up and just get them anyway?
Again, why the big deal, Naomi? I’ll tell you. Here are 6 reasons why I do not want to get my preschooler these (stupid) shoes.
Again, you might think I’m lame, and I’m not saying that I’ve decided I will not buy them, just that I don’t really want to do so. Now if Grandma buys them…
Skechers pictured $40.95 At Shoebuy.com