New Shoes

It was one of those afternoons.  I didn’t leave the house with the intention of buying new shoes for DS.  We left the house because DS had an appointment to have his hair cut.
Here’s what happened:

  1. Catch bus to shopping centre ~ check.
  2. Call in at bank for cash to pay for aforementioned haircut ~ check.  Card refused.  Call bank’s central office on courtesy phone.  Answer security questions twice.  No reason for stoppage, account reset.  Get cash.
  3. Go to hairdressers ~ check.  Now late for haircut by a few minutes.  Hairdresser not there, as called to an emergency concerning his son.  Three ladies there, twiddling their thumbs, but none available to cut DS’s hair.  Leave salon in a huff.
  4. Call in at kitchen shop for cake gift boxes ~ check.  None to be had; want them for teacher gifts next week.
  5. Go to Starbucks.  Order cake.  Vanilla latte arrives minus vanilla.  DS gets a biscuit as a reward for not playing up in either bank or hairdressers.
  6. Call in at shoe shop, just because we’re passing.  Boys’ shoes in sale.  DS’s feet have grown almost half a size.  His new size available in the sale.
  7. Catch bus home ~ check.  Bus stops on main road for 10 minutes while we wait for idiot UPS man to come back and move his van. 
  8. DS allowed to choose a film once we are home; he chooses Toy Story and is very happy.  I am in need of a stiff drink!
  9. This post fulfills prompt 7 of Blogging For Scrapbookers ~ tell the whole story.

12 thoughts on “New Shoes

  1. Sounds like a bit of a frustrating afternoon but at least something good came out of it – normally when my children needed new shoes they had every size but the ones we wanted in the sale! xx


  2. I enjoyed reading this post. It's wonderful to know that others have those kinds of days, too. Seems like your son behaved wonderfully and had a good day! I like that your post started with the positive – getting new shoes – even though there were a lot of bumps in the day.


  3. Well, you got the shoes so that was a good thing. I have to say I am noticing a big difference between four year old boys and girls, mine wants new shoes everytime I say we are going to the shops ….. I am not compliant of course!


  4. LOL!

    I can see why you need a stiff drink after that day, Ruth. But DS's shoes are cute.

    I thought of you this weekend. Mr. Magpie and I watched quite a bit on the royals (past). And I adored the movie “The King's Speech.” Colin Firth is one of my favorite actors, and he socked it out of the ball park with that one. Hope all is going well with your prince's wedding. I'm over the moon with excitement.


    Sheila 🙂


  5. Oh dear! The shoes are lovely though… Have you scrapped this yet? It would make a great page, and you could life the journaling straight from this post 🙂


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