A quick card that I did for the ink-stains weekly challenge and mingle this week. A great wasy to use up some scraps. I really love these Daisy Ds papers too so I might have to go get some more to hoard in my stash.
I’ve had the most frustrating last hour or so. After swimming I thought I’d take the Mr’s to the nearby mall – for afternoon tea and a little look see at shoes for Mr 5. Thankfully the pair that he wears most often at the moment will last a little longer – because to hunt out a pair of reasonably priced boys shoes seems to be Mission Impossible. I don’t think even Tom Cruise could win in the end of this mission! Look, for all you girls out there with girls of your own – Man I envy you. The choice you have in EVERYTHING! It’s downright depressing sometimes.
The first place we hit was Farmers. Normally there is a small – very small – selection. This winter, it seems if I want boy shoes for under $40 but still of reasonable quality, I get the choice of …… one style. Woohooo. Big whoopy-de-do! Turn around to the shelves behind me…. to the girls shoes. Oh Gee. First I have to decide if I want black shoes or coloured shoes. If I want black, would I want Mary-Janes, T-bars. Once I decide that, do I want plain embroidered, a little bit of sparkle, punched design, flower, stars or swirls, buckle or velcro. And that is just in the black shoes!!!
Cover your ears while I shout the following:
MUMS/DADS OF BOYS LIKE TO HAVE CHOICE TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We also tried the warehouse, hannahs, Bays, Banks. The first two had NOTHING. The second two had a little bit of choice. As long as I was willing to pay beyond $60.
Lucky for me I had warned Mr 5 that we were on a surveillance mission only as we came home empty handed. Unless he was prepared to wear some girl shoes. Nuh – definitely not an option!