Fancy Footware

When I was little my mother would not let me get a pair of sparkly Mary Janes. Even though I knew they were the most elegant shoes on earth, she thought they were tacky. I think most of my neuroses stem from this egregious affront…

Certainly my attraction to anything glittery is due to these beautiful Mary Janes that I never got to wear…

When I was a little girl my mom made me a rule – before leaving the house I had to remove one piece of jewelry. My daughter will never be subject to such fascist policy…

For Maddy’s 2nd birthday, she got everything I never had but always wanted as a child. It was the very best birthday of my life. I finally have a playhouse, a baby doll stroller (a realistic one, NOT the silly plastic one of my youth), several sets of dangly clip-on earrings, and finally, sparkly Mary Janes…

Pretty Pretty Princess is an underrated and forgotten board game. In college my roommates and I had a PPP party. It was a success…

Eloise could be the single most influential literary character in my life. My fashion sense, my attitude – not to mention my body type – are thanks to this spunky 6-year-old…Also – Eloise worse a pair of black patent leather Mary Janes. These my mom approved of, and I had several pairs in different sizes.

Published by imworriedmytherapisthatesme

I'm a history-PhD-turned-stay-at-home-mom of three. When I'm not microwaving Trader Joe's meals for my kids, breaking up fights and wiping butts, I like to paint and write. To cope with the endless hours I'm spending with my son doing virtual school, I've abandoned my gouache paints for the more portable, less messy tried but true, paper and ink. While he learns to read to 20 floating heads on his screen, I sit on a tiny chair, at a tiny table pretending to be a productive adult.

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