118:365 Laces

by DaniGirl on April 22, 2011 · 2 comments

in Photography, Tristan

118:365 Laces by Dani_Girl
118:365 Laces, a photo by Dani_Girl on Flickr.

(I’d originally posted this on Flickr, but by the time I was finished writing it, it sounded suspiciously like a blog post!)

Via Flickr:
My oldest is not good with change but even I was surprised by the depth of his aversion to even the most rudimentary changes. He wore through his school shoes (I’m happy we made it from September to April, I think that’s a new record) and when we went shopping we found a pair identical to the old ones, which he immediately picked up. I showed him a few other styles and suggested he might like to try one on, but no, the exact same shoe one size bigger was what he wanted.

The next day, as I was packing the new shoes in his bag, I told him to just throw the old shoes in the garbage at school — and he looked at me as if I’d suggested he set fire to them on the principal’s desk. "But they’re still good, they just have a few holes in them!" he said with obvious dismay. And that night, there they were in the bottom of his backpack.

I pulled them out to throw them in the garbage, and hesitated over the can. I dropped them on the floor, added the baseball, and now they’re memorialized. Good old shoes, thanks for putting up with a lot of boy stuff these last seven months. Then I buried them in the garbage a bit, so he doesn’t see them. And so I don’t have to look at them. Because I was tempted to just throw them in the closet, yanno, in case he needs a backup for his backup pair.

You can see why we won’t let him get a hamster.


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1 Carly April 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

I saw this on Flicker and loved the photo and the description. Thought to myself at the time, hmm, this should be a blog post. šŸ™‚

2 Coco April 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Lovely photo. Is it possible that Krista is the daughter of Peter Gray-Donald or are you allowed to tell me?

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