Feb 17, 2009

Tuesday Tribute!

Tuesday's Tribute
A Jay and Deb Production.

For the ladies in the peanut gallery, you probably remember playing dress up with your mom's high heel shoes.

I remember putting on my moms too big for me heels and teetering around the house.  I loved the way the heels made me feel more like a grown up!  

Sadly, this is an experience my girls can't get at home!  Their only heels they wore were the plastic princess heels that they had as little girls (we call those clicky shoes for the noise they made on our hard wood floors).

Why have they not had the pleasure of wearing my high heeled shoes?  That would be because this six foot tall mama doesn't own any high heel shoes. 

So my girls must find their fun in the self serve type shoe stores.  You know.....the kind that have all their shoes out on rack for you to try on? No pesky sales people laughing at your size 10 feet.

Ever since the girls were little I would let them try on a boat load of high heel shoes.  I can't tell you how many times I have almost peed my pants laughing as they parade up and down the aisle in their frilly heels (they aren't funny unless they are super ugly).  And it is only really funny if one of them falls (without snapping an ankle of course).

So my Tuesday Tribute is to self serve shoe stores.  Without you my girls would have completely missed out on a very common girlhood tradition.

By the way......I try on high heel shoes and admire how good they make my legs look.  Then a shopper walks by and I realize that I'm able to see the part in their hair so I kick them off and go back to trying on shoes without so much lift.

27 comments:

Mandy said...

LOL. I love it. :)

Wifey Dessert said...

LOL i love those self service place too cuz I am very self consious about my big feet!! but i love those pics of the shoes.. i'm drooling :)

Robin said...

Oh, those are great shots. I love it!
I still can't manage a decent pair of heels... so not graceful and coordinated like that. But they're so pretty to look at! :)

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Such fun shoes!!!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

Oh, you Amazonian woman!!!

"Part in their hair"... almost had me peeing my pants!!!

Oh, to be as tall you... I only wish...

Jenners said...

You are so right ... this is a rite of passage! I love that you made this happen for your girls! I remember that my mom had a great pair of Candies stilleto things that I just adored as a girl ... though I did almost break my ankle parading around in them! Love this post!

blueviolet said...

I love that you take them out to do this. My daughter and I will still go out to shoe stores and search for the funniest, wildest, highest heels we can find and then model for each other.

Jen said...

I just did this the other day. I love high heel but alas, I am tall like you. I own a few pairs but I rarely wear them.

Deb said...

this was really cute and creative!

love those first shoes!

Jenners said...

Hi Again! Just wanted to let you know I just gave you the Honest Scrap award -- here is the link:

http://mrsfligs.blogspot.com/2009/02/10-more-honest-things-about-me-and-more.html

Lori said...

How fun! I don't do high heels myself, and I had never even considered doing this!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I love it!

I would love to be as tall as you!

Julie Brooks said...

Cute post. I love that you have done this with your girls. I miss those days of Chelsea digging through my closet for those coveted high heels.
I'm diggin on those floral printed heels! FUN!

Shannon said...

The only high heels my girls have ever played with are the little girly plastic ones, too. I don't have many pair of heels...



And I MUST know where I can get those heels in the first pic! They are FAB!!!

BoufMom9 said...

OMGosh! LOVE this post! reminds me of my family that does very similar things with hats. We nearly pee oursleves trying on the ugliest hats we can find. Such fun!!!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh fab shoes. I love high heel shoes and have a few pairs - but I can't actually wear them! They hurt too much LOL Kim

Vic said...

Too cute! What an adorable post. :) I love trying on high heels but I am 5'6" so it seems silly to wear them. But oh how lovely they are. :)

Vic said...

Sorry about that! For some reason it posted like 1000 of the same comment!

lisaschaos said...

I can see why you wouldn't want to wear heels. :) I don't wear heels cuz I like being short. :)

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

I am 5'2" and my hubby is 6'4" it is kind of a nessecity to own high heels if only for date night. I love those first shoes - so stinkin cute!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

lovely - I need to let my girls do this!!

Casey's trio said...

Love this post! At least you found a way for your girls to still have the high-heeled shoe tradition:) We have lots of clicky princess shoes in our house.

I'm just me... said...

Being 5'10" I know how you feel. Luckily ballet flats are in! My Tink loves the clicky "tapping shoes" as she calls them.

I have left you a little gift over at my blog. Stop by.

Becky said...

Great Tribute! My husband was just saying the other day that our girls will miss out on doing this, too, I haven't a single pair of high-heels and unfortunately, it's not because I am tall. Rather, it's due to me being so clumsy!

WheresMyAngels said...

I love those shoes!

Mason and Terri's Mom said...

I want those flowered ones.

wait size whaaaa? ok I'll leave u alone...at least you have good balance right? tee hee (shoot all the size 8's are always GONE!!- LUCKY YOU!)

Lindsay said...

I must have bad taste. I actually kind of like the first pair ;)

I'm not a high heels girl for a different reason. I don't like purposefully assaulting me feet :)

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