I bought myself a new pair of shoes this weekend! I absolutely love them. They are very comfortable and I like the way they look, too. While shopping for them, Brad said, “those aren’t the ones you’re going to buy, are they, Mom?” I didn’t let that influence my decision. He’s a 10-year-old boy, after all. How could he possibly know what is stylish?
I wore them over to my mom’s Sunday afternoon. I got responses as soon as I walked in the door. My little brother, Blake, informed me that I was wearing the ugliest pair shoes he had ever seen. My mom and Briar agreed with him. At this point, I wanted someone — anyone to tell me they liked them.
I asked my sister-in-law, George, what she thought. After saying she liked them, she sat silent for a few seconds before adding, “but I wouldn’t wear them.” I had Mom and George try them on so they could see how comfortable they are. They both liked them much better after wearing them for a few minutes.
Finally, my six and seven year old nieces came in. They always say they like shoes or clothes – even if they don’t. They did say they liked them, but I could tell by their faces that they didn’t. I guess I’m the one who doesn’t know what’s stylish.
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