Tuesday, 3 January 2012

I'm Dreaming of a Size 6 Foot

It's that time of year again. Time to hunt through my -way too full- hall closet and dig out my winter footwear!

I sift through my sandals, flip flops, clogs, jogging shoes, running shoes, heels, fashion boots, slip on shoes, slippers,.....whoa that's a lot of shoes!! (another vent for another day) And finally, voila! There they are!

I have a really nice pair of Merrell winter boots that I bought 4 years ago when I was walking to and from University every day. The problem is, they are short so I can't tuck my pants into them on those days when it's really snowy. And since I live in Canada, the great white north...I think that it's important for me to get some proper snow boots. So this year, I have endeavored to purchase a good pair of taller winter boots. I do have a really old pair in our garage...you know the kind with the rubber bottom and foam liner. I used to wear them tobogganing in high school and they're getting pretty old in age and sore on the eyes. They also require me lifting my foot 1-2 feet off the ground with every step I take. So, they just won't do.

And so, my new winter boot hunt has begun. Problem is, apparently a sz 9.5 or 10 is really hard to come by...especially in all of the boots that I am interested in. Of course, just my luck. It's not like I can keep heading off from store to store with a little one trucking along. Once the bottle and crackers to hold him over are gone...I'm lost of ideas and it's time to go home.

So today, I'm dedicating this vent post to all those women out there who like me, have larger feet. I wouldn't say that I have super huge feet...just not the perfect sz. 6 or 7 shoe that every store carries and always displays in the shelf! So with the crazy Christmas season coming to a close, I've written this variation of a familiar Christmas carol for everyone out there who sometimes gets a little 'ticked' when a store doesn't have their size....

I'm Dreaming of a Size 6 Foot
"I'm dreaming of a size 6 foot,
just like the ones on all the shelves.
where store clerks surprise me, and have sizes that fit me,
instead of 'sorry, no size 10.'

I'm dreaming of a size 6 foot,

cause every shoe looks nice that size.
May your shoes fit snugly, not tight,
And may all your shoe hunting be bright.

May your shoes fit snugly, not tight,
and all stores have shoes that fit you right!"

Happy, or not so happy Winter Boot hunting!
Vent Machine

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I'm so thrilled that you found a terric pair of boots!

    You look really happy and confident. Must be the boots. As Frank Sinatra's niece said: 'These Boots Are Made for Walking'.

    Don't we all wish we were a size 7? I really enjoyed your shoe hunting song. My family & I gathered around the menora and sang this song.

    I really hope that you find a pair of boots that will let you spread the word of the Lord.