Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Tiny Flip-flops

My three year old daughter is not as shoe-obsessed as her 19-month old sister, but she has, for over a year now, longed for flip-flops (or as she calls them "slip-slops"). Every time she sees anyone wearing any, she asks once again for a pair. So constant has been this barrage that even the Toddler Girl can now identify flip-flops as a separate category of shoes. As some little boys are about cars, knowing their makes and models at extremely young ages, so the Toddler Girl is about shoes.

Although I am not generally the first to buy my kids anything they ask for, this has been such a long lasting and continuous desire that I would be happy to comply and get The Middle Girl the shoes she most deisres. But for one thing. Until today, I couldn't find any that came as small as a size 8. Today at Target, however, we hit the jackpot. Tiny little pink, rainbow slip-slops.

Just what her heart most desired. I had to work hard to convince her that she couldn't wear them to bed for her nap. Other than for sleeping, I don't think those sandals are going to be leaving her feet any time soon.

10 comments:

Frazier said...

I'm with her. Slip-slops are great. And she's qualifying early for the hippie school.

Jordana said...

But can you wear them to the law office, Frazier?

Jo said...

Oh, that's too sweet!! Caroline loves her "slip slops" too.

Janis said...

I call them "cloppers."

Grouchy Old Yorkie Lady said...

At least she wasn't longing for Italian leather slingbacks. Or Manolo Blahniks.

skinnydan said...

Manolo Blahnik makes slip-slops?
Boy, you learn something new every day.

Jordana said...

I did consider the price of a pair of flip-flops pretty reasonable, but she probably only hasn't asked for Manolos because people in our circle don't wear them. Fortunately, my girls don't know the child down the street well -- she's always outfitted in the latest thing, including a pair of real Uggs in baby-size.

Frazier said...

You can wear them to the office on Saturday and hardly get any weird looks at all. Not that I ever work on Saturdays, of course. :)

Amy said...

My kiddos call them flippers. I bought the little one some at Old Navy for $2.50. He loves his flippers as much as his sister loves hers!

Another Jordana said...

Adorable! The Husbandlet loves his slip-slops too, to the point where he has been known to repair a dying pair with duct tape. However, I think that might not fly with a little girl ...

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