Earlier this week, here’s an excerpt from a conversation at school . . .
Cute little, precocious, second-grade girl, bundled up in a white fur coat on her way out to recess: Mrs. R _ _ _, why are you wearing “Barbie Doll shoes” in winter?
Me (holding back laughter): Well, spring officially begins on Friday, but my feet have decided it’s spring already!
You never know what’s going to come out of the mouths of children; that’s why I love spending my days with them. Yes, I had treated myself to a pedicure in anticipation of spring and was wearing these sandals, which forever in my mind will now be my “Barbie doll shoes.” (The real reason I purchased them?—-because I knew they would be comfortable for my w-i-d-e feet. I just love “thongs!”—on my feet, that is!
Perhaps I should have said that I was celebrating Barbie’s 50 birthday as well? Fortunately, that glamorous girl has changed a little bit over the years, especially in widening of career options and a tiny bit more reasonable body measurements!
I did own that very first Barbie myself, and I think my daughter had just about everyone after that!
Happy 50th Barbie . . . you go, girl! And happy Spring and sandal weather to you all!