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Monday, April 28, 2008
A Party For Twinkle Toes? On Target Shopping And Magenta Sandals
I don't go to Target very often because it is so easy to get sucked in by all of the cheap goodies. Apparently I need to keep Izzy away too as he was instantly drawn to this sparkly pair of sandals, the perfect celebration shoe.
We went in search of party goods and gardening shoes. Izzy found these instead. He insisted on trying them on and was even more convinced that he had to have them. I told him that they were nice but that his friends might tease him since they were girls' shoes. He said he wouldn't mind and tossed them in the cart, along with his lavender faux crocs. I wondered what would happen come check-out time. The lavender crocs I could manage but the sparkly sandals, cute as they may be, were simply not practical...
Come to think of it, much of Izzy's definite ideas about his upcoming birthday extravaganza might not be so practical either but hopefully they will be fun. You see, Izzy, just as last year, has been instrumental in the party planning process. He plants a few seeds that set the ball rolling..this year that seed was a meatball, which has morphed into a gardening party and a three-tiered birthday cake.
And, not to disappoint anyone but I don't think he will be wearing those magenta sandals at the party. When we got to the check-out our cart was overflowing and I told him he needed to choose between the magenta or the lavender. He really needed the crocs so he begrudgingly handed over the coveted sandals. Maybe he will receive them as a birthday gift, size 12 please. After all, I do not want to squelch his inclination towards all things pink!
Tune in to find out what mayhem ensues.