We went to the hardware store, because we needed silver polish and lamp parts. More on that later. 😉
Because it had been a somewhat warm sunny day, we had alreayd been to the lake. Emma and Meaghan had gone swimming, while Sarah and I watched and swatted bugs. As such, Emma was still in her bathing suit, so I told her before we left for the hardware store, she had to go get dressed.
She wound up in her new blue princess dress. Over her tropical-print bathing suit. And you could tell. In retrospect, I should have told her to get changed, not just dressed.
Also, she was wearing red crocs.
Now, I have to mention we have been making fun of crocs since they came out. Yes, I can see how comfortable they are and I am even considering getting my own pair for kicking around the yard in. It would look better than my pink house slippers, that’s for sure. Meaghan especially hates crocs and considers them an abomination when worn in public. Anywhere in public.
But Emma is having a bit of a shoe issue. One pair of sneakers is getting slightly too small, the new pair of sneakers are hard to get on, and the cute flip-flops like her sisters’ don’t feel good on the toes, are getting dirty and leave a trail of sequins behind. So Emma was looking for quick footwear to slip on while running out the door. She’d settled on her WINTER boots. You know, the purple ones with the fur around the top. They look exceptionally interesting when worn with shorts.
So really, I had no choice but to buy her the knock-off crocs in bright red for three whole dollars.
And thats how she wound up introducing herself to the staff of the local hardware store in her bathing suit, princess dress (hiked up so she wouldn’t trip) and bright red crocs.
Of *course* I forgot my camera.
– Would you wear crocs out in public? Do you own crocs? What color are they?
– Given the chance, would you wear a princess dress while shopping? A tiara?
– What about the kids? Do they dress unconventionally when you go out?
Feel free to leave extensive comments or answer in your own blog. I’m flexible that way. Pictures get you bonus points, and I know how much my readers love bonus points.