Tuesday, March 31, 2009


The cute guy at the sporting goods store is probably thinking that I'm stalking him.

I'm not. No. Really. I'm not.

It's just that, last night, as we headed there for what would be my third time in one week, I said, "Geesh, this is my third time to this store in a week!" It started with Chaco. He needed new gym shoes. For gym. The clunky trail shoes he wears most of the time wouldn't quite cut it. Fine. Trip #1.

Remember that blizzard we had last week? It was like the first real snow in months, which is strange for this time of year, but there it was. And after I chewed everyone out for spending too much time playing video games - even though it was a total cabin fever day, that didn't matter - Chaco was whipped into shape enough to actually go out and play with the dog in the blizzard. It was then that he discovered he needed new snowboots. Why? "Because mine are TINY!" Trip #2.

That leaves us at last night. Wolfgang started track practice yesterday. He approached the dinner table holding an old shoe. I knew that wasn't a good sign.

"I need shoes for track and these are falling apart", he cobbled.

"They're good for now", my burned out reply.

"But our first meet isn't very far off", he pressed on.

"Find out what event you're running, then you'll know better what shoes to get", my most logic response.

"Our events are chosen by how we do in practice, so I need good shoes to do well in practice", he circumnavigated.

*SIGH* Trip #3.

There was an old woman who lived to buy shoes...


  1. I feel your pain, girl. Just not in triplicate.

  2. Three trips in a week and you weren't the tiniest bit tempted to buy new shoes for yourself???

  3. Pain is goor for them...tell them the Zola Budd story!

  4. Sorry, no sympathy from a shoe-aholic. I would love to have an excuse to shop for shoes...even if they're not for me!

  5. My question is should your really buy snow shoes for growing fellow in MArch?

    I have had the same pair of sorels for ever, but I didn't get them till me feet had stopped growing.

    btw 7.