Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Tears


Big tears this morning from one of my boys when he announced his favorite, well-worn, and much-loved Chuck's were too small. It broke my heart. It broke my heart even more when I realized the cost to replace them. We lucked out buying these (and three more pairs in various sizes) at Marshalls a few years back for under $10 a pair. A new pair is between $24.95 (for kids) and $41.95 (mens). Do you believe that "mens" sizes begin at size 3.5? (I'm sorry, but what man wears a size 3.5 shoe? None that I know.) That's a huge price difference.

10 comments:

Karyn said...

Oh no, that does sound like a tragedy.

Men's shoes start at 3.5??? What's that all about????

utmommy said...

It is a huge price difference. Both my boys needed new shoes last week. Crazy how much it costs.

I love your story about your oldest snuggling in bed with you. So precious. I'm not ready for mine to grow out of that stage but I fear it's just around the corner.

jessi said...

Oh, my husband would be getting teary right there along with him - he has a special place in his heart for Chucks.

Katie Jean said...

Oh, poor little one!

I know no man that wears a 3.5. I just find that so hard to believe! Just another way for those shoe companies to make more money!!

Heidijayhawk said...

poor sweet boy! those are some awesome chucks too!

kirsten said...

oh, no - not the chucks!
NOT THE CHUCKS!!!

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Little Munchkins said...

Kids shoes cost so much these days don't they? I just bought my daughter a pair of shoes not too long ago (as you saw in my blog) for $70 and last weekend I bought my son a pair of New Balance ones for $80.

I am really a softie when my kids are upset so I think I would be heartbroken too.

Hope you manage to get some replacement ones. Maybe on sale, if you are lucky.

Cici said...

oh, my condolences to your sons. and to your checkbook for having to go out and buy new shoes. see? this is why i yell at my kids all the time to "stop growing up!" they never listen and think i'm joking.

TinkerBlue said...

3.5 is mens sizin! Why? No guy I know wears a 3.5.

Wendy said...

I'm in love with those too. I think I need a pair.