Saturday, September 08, 2007

School's Back in Session!!

Check out these stylin' kiddoes. Lily was smiling like a maniac in the two shots before it, but they were both blurry. This one's a bit blurred too but only when you click and enlarge it. Aren't they fetching? When I got back into the archives and look at last year's school start pictures I can see how much they've grown. Despite this growth, Lily's uniform skirts and shirts were all sliding off her. They were steroid-enhanced size 3/4. I had to do a little extra shopping this week and look for smaller makes, as well as add more elastic to her skirt waistbands to hold them up.

They've had a super first week, David really likes his new teacher (same kids, new room), and Lily loves her same old teacher and has adjusted easily to full days. Whew.

If you look closely, you can see the World's Most Expensive School Shoes on David's feet. Forty-seven pounds at a specialty kids' shoe shop in Norwich. That G-width foot is impossible to fit locally. We have a Clark's but the school shoes in his width are limited to three pairs, either steel-toed woorkbootesque or black sneakers. I am not paying over 40 pounds for sneakers.

Lily has equally wide feet but I got hers in advance at the StartRight outlet before it closed this past spring. They had none in David's size then. Sob.

Suffice to say that both pairs of shoes, particularly David's, will be treated with loving care, and polished weekly. I myself have NEVER owned a pair of shoes that cost that much.


Blogger Susie J. said...

Holy Shoe Shopping Batman!! I think I would have fainted at the cash register.

3:36 PM  
Blogger AJ Reese said...

What in the world have you been feeding that kid to get his feet to grow like that?

8:49 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I feel your pain. I have wide feet and so do both my kiddos. I usually just get them clown-shoe lengths to get the right width... bad parenting? Glad you have the money to shoe them!
: )

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