It was a crazy morning as usual. I got up at the last minute and scurried everyone around trying to get them ready for school. It was the usual one-word sentences morning: Hurry. Eat! Brush. Go. Now! We jetted out the door to make the first drop off and I suddenly remembered it was “Come to School With Funny Feet Day” at Mary’s preschool. With only 20 minutes until preschool, this is the best we could do. I think they turned out pretty fun. (Google eyes make anything fun!)
It’s helpful to have a box of odd things in your house. My odd box has google eyes, yarn, mini bells, all kinds of buttons, craft paint and other stuff, and of course a hot glue gun.
Mark happened to walk by while Mary and I opened the paint, and started colorizing the shoes. He thought I had gone crazy. You’d think he’d be used to this by now. I guess he was surprised because I usually try to have the attitude of “waste not, want not,” but I had bought each of the girls a pair of these shoes on clearance a while back for a screaming $3 each at the shoe store. So I didn’t feel too bad about the Funny Feet Makeover.
Eliza, of course, wanted her own pair. She insisted that hers look like honey bees.
I thought the Funny Feet fad would last a day and then the shoes would get lost in the closet. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but those shoes are now the favorites! They are worn more now than they ever were before! They wore them all over today while we ran errands and people kept commenting on their cute shoes! It made them pretty happy and proud of their little google-eyed toes.
BTW, we created these pretty fast to get to school on time, but how cute would it be to spend a little more time and effort and put some ribbons, glitter, beads, or sequins on them! I think I’ll have to keep an eye out for some more $3 shoes. ;)