Photo Friday – Shoe Shopping Adventures and More

The girl and I did some shoe shopping this week.  She needs some spring shoes and I had some Kohl’s cash to use up, we the munchkins and I headed to Kohls.  The little guy entertained himself trying on every possible rain boot and the girl and I got to shopping.

First Try:


The white shoe was ‘too round’ and the gladiator sandals, while cute, look like she’ll outgrow them quickly and that was the largest size they came in.  She is a size 11.5, which at Kohls means you go to the ‘girl’ shoes for a 12, as opposed to the ‘toddler’ shoes for an 11.  She’s crossed the barrier…

And then she spots these:


Cute, right?  Cute for a teenager or adult.  Not a kindergartener.  Yet, these were a size 12.  I present a kindergartner in the kindergarten version of stripper heels:



Something about the patent leather, ankle straps and platform under the foot bed made these all kinds of wrong for my little 6 year old.  Can we not just let our girls be little girls before we rush them into ‘sexy’ shoes???  She, of course, loved them, but since she almost broke her ankle about four times walking between the shelf and the bench, she agreed they weren’t for her.

We settled on a couple of a bit more age appropriate pairs:



You know what you can’t do in stripper heals?


Climb trees.

We took advantage of some fantastic weather early in the week to visit a new park.  I call this one “Little Boy Meets Big Hay Figure With Metal Ta-Tas and a Broom”



Transitioning from shoe shopping and parks, I present road kill.


This poor little dead armadillo at the entrance of our neighborhood has provided way more discussion that I anticipated.  We talked about armadillos at length (thank you google) and, once the vultures descended, talked about vultures and the circle of life (thank you Elton John).

 ps – vultures are creepy. just like little kids in patent, ankle-strapped high-heels.

9 thoughts on “Photo Friday – Shoe Shopping Adventures and More

    • Amen. I even felt a little odd about the platform style white wedges she picked out, but she was so excited about them. It helps that she can walk in them without falling over. As awful as the stripper heels were, watching her try to walk in them reminded me that she’s still just a little thing.

  1. Too funny, Michelle!
    Seriously, those shoes are surly not meant for little girls! What is THAT about? Oh boy, I’m in trouble.
    We have had the circle of life talks too, thanks to road kill. Yeah and the birds and the bees have come up now that we are expecting. Our 8 year old said how did the baby get inside you…Never prepared for these questions! I prefer road kill and circle of life talk.

    • Amy – you’ve got a few years on the little girl turns trendy/sexy/inappropriate clothes transition that happens when they outgrow 5T. I wouldn’t worry about it now – just worry about growing that girl and resting yourself! :)

      And, yes, I’d go with roadkill over birds and the bees. We’ve had to skirt around it a bit and have dabbled a little, but have not remotely explained the specifics. A girlfriend was telling me about the ‘body changes’ video she just previewed for her 4th grader and I got all nervous and red faced.

  2. Yes we have battled the same for the past couple of years. I have to say these aren’t the worst I’ve seen. We may just have to make a trip to kohl’s, so thx for photos. I agree hoochie looks just keep getting younger.. Heavy sigh

  3. Toddlers and Tiaras! Those heels should come with a flipper! LOL The 2 you picked up are way cute though! I may have to pick up the nieces (really cousin in laws, but they are nearly 20 years younger!) a couple of pairs of the flower ones!

  4. I wouldn’t even be able to walk in those shoes, and I’m 32! If I’d have just seen the shot of the shoes, without seeing her, I’d never have guessed they were for 6 year olds. Honestly. i feel old. Shaking my head and tsk-tsking. The worst part is that, yes the kids are the ones picking them out, but it is still ultimately the parents buying them. Easy for the non-mom over here to say, I realize. I should shut up since I clearly am out of my element, but wow.

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