Another One Bites The Dust

June 6, 2010 by Michelle

We’re getting down to the finals days for a couple of these. If you’ve been thinking about entering, go do it now – a week of summer day camp for ages 5-12 here, a fun Shrek-tacular prize pack here, or a $25 Wal-Mart gift card here.


Today, I went to the wee ones’ t-ball game. It was hot. I really, really didn’t want to put on socks and sneakers, even though I knew I should if I was going to be out on the field coaching (ummm yeah, sucker me is also the t-ball coach).

Nope, I instead chose to wear my favorite pair of oh so comfy summer mules that I wear almost daily – alternating with a couple other similar styles. Granted, they’ve been due for an update in terms of fashion and wear, but I wasn’t quite ready to go shoe shopping yet (and ummm yeah, I know it’s odd, but I hate shopping for shoes and have probably fewer pairs than my husband does).

On the field of play, I did my usual – drawing of circles for the children in the field to show them “where you live” while playing each position, helping each child get a batting helmet on and ensuring they are all correctly positioned in the batter’s box.

All was well, and I was very contentedly looking forward to my post game freezer pop. I changed Mister Man out of his cleats and back into his gym shoes. As I stood up and began walking over to his equipment bag (I use this term loosely, but bear with me), I noticed that walking was a challenge.

For some reason, my right shoe was making it really hard for me to walk. I kept going and finally realized something was wrong – maybe a stick stuck in my shoe?

No. No, it couldn’t be that simple. Somewhere in my overuse and misuse of my shoe, I managed to pull apart the leather upper.

R.I.P. my dear mule.

My $1 flip flops from Target that have been my shower shoes at the gym for the past year and a half fortunately stepped up and managed to get me home, but they are not the long term solution.

Anyone want to go shoe shopping with me?


  • Karen

    Ouch, I hate when my fave pair of shoes dies. I hope you can find a perfect pair to replace them.

  • Alexis AKA MOM

    Oh girl you're poor feet. Well I guess it was good to have the shower flip flops πŸ™

    I'd go shopping with you πŸ™‚

  • Pat

    I hate it when that happens to my favorite shoes. Since they are favorite shoes, they get worn excessively and then it hits.

    I hardly ever go shopping for any apparel items now that my husband is home all the time. Plus we live 45 minutes from any decent shopping area. So when I do go clothes/shoe shopping, I grab something quickly and move on to the next thing, usually regretting later what I bought. Retirement in the boonies has its positives and negatives!

  • Unknown Mami

    They served you well; they were ready to go.

  • Tara R.

    You really should get yourself a good pair of coaching sneakers. It will make you feel all professional and stuff.

  • Michelle

    Karen – Me, too. They were soooo comfy. I actually tried to go shoe shopping but couldn't find anything I even wanted to try on.

    Alexis – I always keep an emergency sweatshirt and blanket in my car. Apparently it's time to start keeping an emergency pair of shoes, too! πŸ˜‰

    WeaselMomma – It really is. Wanna go shopping with me? πŸ™‚

    Pat – Yep. I'm with you on the excessive use clause for shoes. And where you are… I know a lot of stores have gone out of business, too. Mervyn's and Gottschalks are both gone.

    Unknown Mami – Are you saying this because of how ummm worn they looked or just how dirty they were? I promise they weren't that dirty before their excursion into the t-ball dirt!

    Tara – There is nothing professional about t-ball. No. Thing. πŸ˜‰

  • septembermom

    Sorry to see their demise for you. I'm sure cute shoes are waiting for you somewhere. Now you just have to find the time to shop for them. Make it a field trip with the kids. LOL. I know that I never find anything with my cranky, “did you find something yet?” bunch!

    I would go shopping with you πŸ˜‰

  • Michelle

    Kelly – I did finally find new shoes. Two pair to replace them actually. And I forgot to wear them when I went to church this weekend. Oops.

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