I’d been looking forward to this weekend. I went to Casper to see my daughter and my granddaughters. I hadn’t seen them since before Christmas and I needed my grand baby fix.
“Let’s go to Payless”, I tell the girls. My daughter and I had decided it’s time to ditch the boots from winter and get some new shoes. So we headed out with our four young charges and headed to the mall. Their ages range from 10 to 2 and they were a bundle of energy last night. We’d already had a full day. We’d been to the park, swam at the hotel pool and eaten bbq at Famous Dave’s.
We started at Payless… but also went to Target and Famous Footwear by the time our evening ended. As we entered the store, we measured their feet and showed the girls the sections for their respective sizes.
The 6 year old brought me the first pair that she wanted… knee high boots with high heels… hmmmm….wellll…er….. let’s keep looking… then the 8 year old found the perfect cute spring turquoise shoe, but they didn’t have it in her size. The two year old was pulling boxes of shoes off the shelf from her stroller and the 10 year old wanted silver glitter wedge shoes….wow… it took so much patience….it was exhausting….it was like herding cats…. there were just so many choices.
It made me think about this world and all the choices that my grandchildren will have to sift through throughout their life. I worry for them, support them and love them.
If you’re wondering what shoes the girls decided on……