Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Fetish Emerges...perhaps

I'm not sure which of our two girls will have the shoe fetish, but one of them will develop it by her teen years.

Marissa has been saying the word "shoes!!" for a very long time. If she sees shoes, anyone's shoes, she sits right down, takes off the ones she's wearing and puts on the ones she sees. This has resulted in her wearing 3-inch high sandals, Wayne's big sloppy slippers, Lindsey's flip flops, and so forth. She walks around in them for a while, giggles and kicks them off, then puts her own back on or goes around barefoot.

Today, however, Lindsey came home and told me she wanted "the white shoes with the pink and purple polka dots on the bottom of them." Hmmm...I'm wracking my brain, trying to think of which shoes in our house look like that. She finally says that they were ones Alexis had "a long time ago" and she would like a pair, please, and could we please go to the store to get them?

Keep in mind that Lindsey uses the term "a long time ago" to mean anything that happened 2 hours ago, 2 days ago or 2 years ago. They are all "a long time ago" in her mind, so it's possible that these shoes are currently available at your local Target (which is wear Alexis apparently gets all her shoes, all of which Lindsey wants), or that they were purchased last season and are no longer available.

Based on Lindsey's fascination with dresses and skirts, I suspect that she also will develop the love of shoes, but Marissa is one up on her on that...for being almost two!

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