Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wear your dancing shoes

Would you like to make Charlie's day? Put on her blue suede (velvet) shoes and let her be. You can turn a frown upside down faster than if you gave her candy. You can buy yourself a few minutes without teething-induced whining and give her something to focus on. The beauty of those shoes is undeniable. They originally cost quite a bit more than the $3.99 I paid for them at a consignment store. Baby Gap was certainly proud of their craftsmanship.

The shoes are pretty but what they stand for is beautiful. To my almost two year-old, they mean dancing freedom. They mean being dressed up like Mommy. They are her first pair of Princess shoes.

I put them on her and just watch her eyes light up. And I'm reminded that on the ho hum days of parenting I might just start wearing some nice shoes around the house to put an extra spring in my step. Join me in pulling out the "too nice for normal days" things and see if the day seems a little more exciting and by all means, dance a little.

Join Chatting at the Sky for Tuesdays Unwrapped. It's a chance to be reminded of the little things that turn into the big things when we stop to observe them more closely. That's my paraphrase...The author does a much better job!

5 comments:

Dawn said...

i love that... baby gap was proud of their craftmaship!! haha! but what i really loved... was the thought of bringing out the "good stuff" for our everyday enjoyment. hope your day is full of those dancing feet!

dawn said...

I love the girl in her that I can identify with...the love of pretty, the love of shoes, the love of freedom. She seems girl through and through...bet I could hang with her. :)

I've got a girly girl too...she's 13 now. Such a joy. Enjoy your girly girl.

Sarah Sharp said...

Oh how sweet! Makes me hope my intuition is correct and this is a little girl!! Well, that and the fact that I've already bought several pink things...

Carley said...

Yay Charlie...what a special little princess you are!

Jenny, Jon and Lucas said...

How cute Mary! Isn't it wonderful to watch our children light up and enjoy the little things that we take for granted in our daily lives? Your babies are precious!