Back-to-school shopping, I hate it.
I have to wander the aisles at Target with my little pre-printed list, wondering why they don’t carry white board erasers, and then wondering some more why I need to buy four of them.
We also had to purchase shoes, and made the trek to a couple of stores, only to find a horrible selection. And then amongst that horrible selection, hardly any of the shoes were my son’s size, which happens often. He must have been born in some sort of baby boomlet year, because it seems every time I try to buy him clothes or shoes, they are out of his size.
So, I decided to go to Zappos and see what they had there. They had a much better selection than the stores, and being the magnanimous mother that I am, I allowed my son to choose his own shoes.
Imagine my surprise when he told me he had found his pair and I looked at them on the monitor.
Here they are:
Your eyes are not deceiving you. Those are indeed gold sneakers.
Briefly, I pondered what his choice meant, and how it reflected up0n me, but then decided it reflected more upon him and his desire to be cool and “different.”
Once school starts, we’ll see if being “different” gains him accolades or finds him eating alone at the lunch tables.