Our daughter Kalissa was cleaning her closet and came down with a bag of things for Goodwill. These shoes were in the bag.
I was shocked that she wanted to get rid of them…at one time, these Sketchers were her favorite shoes! Then she started telling me everything that was wrong with them….and I started feeling like a bad mom…..
“They looked worn out.
There were strings showing.
The Velcro didn’t stick anymore.
And well…look at them mom!” she said.
Can you believe I hadn’t shown her how to care for her leather shoes?! I can. Sometimes as a mom, I just get busy running places that I forget to teach simply life skills.
So we got brown polish…
“Wow…what a difference,” she said.
Then we cleaned the Velcro and clipped the scraggles off.
She was even more impressed. We did the next shoe and I was really proud of the life skills I was teaching her….patting myself on the back that I was redeeming myself as a good mother… and then we were finished.
Wa-la! They looked like new.
That’s when our 14 year daughter said, “That’s nice mom, I still don’t want them anymore.”
I was about to try to convince her to keep them and explain the cost of leather shoes along with all the Blah, Blah, Blah I usually add when I remembered….WE WEAR THE SAME SIZE SHOES!!!
So, how do you like my new shoes?!