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Wednesday, January 03, 2007Ok, one of the fun things about having kids is looking online at all of the absolutely adorable things that you can buy. For some reason, I get a real kick out of picking out all the "cool" things that I would buy for baby showers (and my own kids) if I didn't feel so guilty shelling out so much cash for something that will be used for such a short amount of time.
The latest thing I've stumbled across that I find to be absolutely adorable, but so totally not worth the money? Pedoodles shoes for kids. The shoes are soft and pliable...no hard soles on these ones. That appealed to me as I firmly believe in not putting kids in hard soled shoes until they've learned to walk. Thus, my kids survive with socks alone for about the first year of their lives.
With that in mind, these shoes are absolutely adorable. Unfortunately they also cost anywhere from $20 to $45. There is NO way I'm going to spend that kind of money on a shoe that my kid will wear for a couple of months. Maybe if I was going to have 6 or 7 kids and I knew I could pass them down...but not for two kids.
That said, in the imaginary world of things don't cost anything, here's what I'd be buying.
Elnora would get a pair of "The Outback" boots. I call them "monkey boots" though they actually have a gecko on them. I can just picture her running around in these with her little jeans or corduroys tucked in. Cute. ;)
I'd also snag her a pair of "Ruby Janes". They likely wouldn't match more than one or two outfits, but again, we're talking about the imaginary world here and besides, they're adorable.
As for Emmitt, well...frogs are cute. So, I'd snag him a pair of "Fred Froggy shoes. They've got elastic across the back so they look like they'd go on pretty easy. I'd also get him a Frank Fish Hat. Elnora has progressed through several adorable winter hats (cookie monster, jester hat, etc...) so it would only be fair for Emmitt to have something beyond the typical beanie.
So how about you? What trendy little gifts do you wish one of your friends would have splurged on for your baby shower?
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