It was a well kept secret.
Nobody told me about what would happen to my feet.
Yeah, you know, those things that, prior to the birth of my son used to be a size 8, and are now a size 9 after my daughter.
I had a size 8 foot for many, many years. I was never informed that pregnancy would cause my feet to both spread and elongate. For a little while I tried to jam my feet into those 8′s, but barring some drastic measures a la Cinderella’s stepsisters, it wasn’t gonna happen.
When my son was only a few months old I attended a wedding, and it never even entered my mind that I wouldn’t fit into my old heels. Agonizing hours later, I came to the uneasy conclusion that hundreds and hundreds of dollars worth of perfectly good shoes were going to have to be donated.
During the seven years between my son’s and daughter’s births, I managed to build up a fairly sizable selection.
Only to have my hopes dashed again when I tried on my 8.5′s.
So it has been a year or so that I have been devoting to yet another set of shoes that fill all of my needs.
I’m still not finished.
If the shoe industry was smart, they would run ads inspiring women to get pregnant. Why has nobody pushed this angle before? Pregnancy equals different shoe size, equals big money for new shoes. Get on that, shoe industry. You’re welcome.