I was born, raised, and still live in Southern California. Yeah, I’m one of those people, wanna make something of it? I have never lived further than a half hour from the beach. In high school, my friends and I practically lived at the beach during the summer.
And do you know what I’ve never seen in my life until today?
People in heels on the damn beach.
Leave it to Katie Holmes to blaze that trail.
I’ve kept my mouth shut on all the things that have kept her and Suri in the press, from midnight dinners to clutching X-rated candies. Not a word from me.
Let Suri take her shoes off, for the love of all that is holy. She is at the BEACH. It was not at all hot in Southern California this weekend, so there will be no theorizing that the sand was too hot to go shoeless. That and all the other people in the picture have no shoes.
One of the pleasures of going to the beach is the tactile feeling of walking on sand. Feeling it beneath and between your toes, noting how it changes texture and temperature as you get closer to the water.
I don’t care if they were at a party in a house prior to walking down the steps onto the beach. That is where the parent is supposed to say, “Hey honey, let’s go walk on the beach! Take off your shoes and let’s go!” Not “Yes, let us keep our fancy schmancy shoes on in the sand where the heels will sink in and we will get sand in our shoes, which is actually pretty uncomfortable and not much fun at all.”
Or maybe crazily rich people don’t allow their, or their children’s, feet to touch something as common as sand.