Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Shoe gene

So, on Valentines day I bought the spud and I a pair of red shoes each. I wasn’t planning on it, I was actually out looking fruitlessly for a present for the frog (I baked a cake in the end) but it turned out not to be Valentines day after all, but Red Shoes day. Hooray! I hasten to add that we are not in the habit of buying our son shoes for the heck of it, he is nearly out of his current pair so I bought the next size up from the shoe shop who already have his measurements. The fact that they were on sale for a fiver and only caught my eye because I was buying a pair for myself is none of anyone’s business, thank you very much...

Anyway, so later on in the day the Frog comes home and I show him the shoes. We try them on the spud and the first thing he does is to walk into the bedroom and stand in front of the full length mirror and – I can’t believe I’m going to type this – and my one-and-a-half-year old son stands in front of the mirror lifting first one foot and then the other, turns each one a little this way, a little that way so he can see the front, then the side, puts it down, lifts the other foot into view, poses, smiles, wiggles his foot around… Yes, that’s my one-and-a-half-year-old boy there, primping his NEW SHOES in the mirror.

That, my friends, is my boy!

21 comments:

Musical Midnight said...

Sounds like a classic case of "like mother, like son", Sparx! Too cute for words! ;)

Jen said...

That is funny! One day I was getting ready to go somewhere, and turned around to find Dylan looking at himself in the full length mirror - the funny part was he was pushing his chest out, with his arms back, like a little bodybuilder! I couldn't resist telling my husband, "You know he saw YOU doing that!" They definately keep us laughing, huh?

DJ Kirkby said...

A child with exceptionally good taste and knows it. You are lucky he approved or the Spudder would have had you going straight back to the store to exchange them!

Stil said...

Awww! New to your blog, your kid is cute!

Jennie said...

That was so funny I couldn't even laugh, I had to snort! Sounds like a very fruitful and non-barfy Valentine's! By the way, that picture of Spud with the keyboard...I can't explain, but he looks very French. Maybe it's the jacket/shoes combo?

Suki said...

Omigosh that is too cute!

What with his thing for neatness and his consciousness about his looks - that guy is turning out a charmer for any female who thinks as I do :D

Jonny's Mommy said...

That is hilarious! Oh my gosh I can just seem him doing it probably because I could also see my little one doing that! The other day he was up in a little girls face, flashing her a flirting smile like there was no tomorrow. Such a flirt! Aren't kids hilarious!?

Dhor said...

Bwwaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! Thank Goodness for HIS sake that you didn't have a video camera on his ass.

But hey, that's cool, you know from a really early age that he's not going to be a slob, and that rocks.

(btw I liked the way you emphasized the words at the bottom, it was like you primped your blog for this post too :) )

Elsie Button said...

hahahhaha BRILLIANT! where did he pick that up from?!

Sparx said...

Musical Midnight! Long time no see - yes, I fear you are right... great to see you!

Jen - that is totally priceless! I think they idolise their dads, our boys... god help us. Great to see you!

DJ - actually I'm lucky my aspie frog liked them or they'd have been straight back. He hated mine by the way but that's normal! Great to see you!

Stil - welcome and nice to see you! Thanks for commenting!

Suki - hmmm, yes, a charmer or a nightmare! I can see that I will be living with two style-conscious men... not sure who it'll be more difficult for, them or me! Great to see you!

Jonny's Mum - yes, but your little boy has a very flirtatious smile so I can totally see that! You'll have to watch out for that one! Great to see you - I finally updated the link from mine to yours too.

Dhor - yes, I was Pimping My Blog. It was just... I felt the need to make the statement read the way it sounds in my head... plus it made me laugh. And I SO WISH I'd had the video cam out... Great to see you. What the heck has happened to yr little C?

Elsie - well it wasn't me... aherm... Great to see you too - I can just imagine little Elsie B doing much the same.


Jennie - yes, it's the roll neck jumper that does it. I fear I may never live up to having to stand beside my French husband and son... I'll have to hide meself! Great to see you.

Musical Midnight said...

hi, Sparx.. yes, I know it's been awhile since I've left evidence of having visited your blog. But I do visit practically every day or every other day.
I just usually get so distracted with the thousands of other things I'm doing at the same time I do my blog-reading that I don't often get around to leaving messages.
Such is the curse of ADD.

Anonymous said...

sounds like his Aunty Shelley

Hoto said...

Glad that he's tapping into his well-earned sartorial elegance, but when comes the point at which shitting in his pants becomes distasteful? When comes the point at which he realizes that becoming moodily silent will attract a woman's attention faster than screaming in frustration and stamping his feet? When comes the point at which uttering a witty and cutting phrase replaces wordless tantrums? Now that would be elegance indeed. (1) Toilet trained (2) seen-and-not-heard nad (3) well-spoken-when-needed: Now THAT'S a nephew.

Anonymous said...

And has anyone seen the Moira Shearer movie "The Red Shoes"? She had to dance in the shoes that she put on...I won't go into details....

Hopefully my grandson will be able to take them off without a tantrum....

Raz said...

I bought some new red shoes and seem to have done exactly the same as your son.
The only problem being that I can't walk in mine. Bummer.
He sounds adorable!

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

I just love how you write about frog and spud. And thank you for the award.

Sparx said...

Musical - Oh, I totally understand - it's still lovely to 'see' you, as it were! Thanks again.

Anon - why yes it does! I did suggest that it runs in the family... And who are you precisely? !!

Hoto - yeah, like YOU were That Child...

Anonymous Grandparental unit - I haven't seen it but I have heard about it... mmmm though... red shoes!!!

Raz - I can't walk in mine either even though they look super comfy! Bummer! Great to see you!

Wake Up - thank you very much! I enjoy your blog too! Great to see you.

Joni said...

You know what happens when you click the heels of the red shoes together, though, right? (Of course, you have to mutter, "there's no place like home" over and over)

I can never stay away from your blog. You share your adventures so eloquently!

jenny said...

I must be the oddball because I really don't care for shoes. I do barefoot as much as I can and when I go out, it is birkenstocks for me.

By the way, THANK YOU for your offer of maternity clothes. I was flattered when you suggested they might be too big for me. They're actually too small. I'm bigger than that! :o)

Oh! And I have an award for you, sweetie! Come on by!

darth sardonic said...

hahaha, that is funny.

Rosie said...

Well done Spud! He has his priorities right. There is little more exciting in life than a pair of new shoes. He should enjoy it now. Grown-up shoes for men aren't half as exciting, and there aren't many pairs on red!