Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Sasquatch

I don't by any means have a dainty foot. But either my foot is small, or Jamie is the next incarnation of the Sasquatch. As evidenced below, I can now wear my son's shoes. A little tight, yes; but the fact remains, he's 8 and I can wear his shoes. Does that mean when he's a teenager I'll have to have his shoes special ordered? What's the biggest size one can find men's shoes in your average store? Should I start saving money now so he'll have an adequate "shoe fund"? Will the rest of his body grow to be proportionate to his feet, or will he be hobbit-proportioned? I now understand what my mother meant about it hurting sometimes to watch your kids grow up. But not only does it give you a pang emotionally, but it also kicks you in the wallet! Needless to say though, I think he's worth every penny. (And no, I haven't said anything to him about the size of his feet. I don't want to give him a complex!)

11 comments:

annalu alulu said...

Oh, let's hope I'm never able to wear my little boy's shoes, cause I probably would! Those are cute!

annalu alulu said...

(I almost wore Daniel's the other day!)

Jenn Hacker said...

I LOVE little boy skate-punk-wannabe shoes! One thing I've noticed over the years, mens (and boys) shoes typically are more comfortable yet less expensive than women's shoes. Explain that paradox to me!

Suze said...

just don't ask me to knit him any socks when he's got his full-grown size huge-normous feet!

Jenn Hacker said...

LOL! I don't think there's enough yarn in the world for that when his feet are full-grown!

Geron said...

most stores sell up to a 13 in most styles. a lot of stores will carry bigger sizes in tennis shoes though.

Jenn Hacker said...

Well it's a good thing, because at the rate Jamie's going, he's going to need some big honkin' shoes. He has always seemed to grow from the bottom up. First his feet get disproportionately longer. Then his legs get longer, then the rest of his body shoots up really fast to catch up with everything else. Seriously, I'm glad he's growing, as that shows me he isn't experiencing the growth-stunting side affects that sometimes accompany ADHD medications. But, wow! He's gonna be a tall, lanky one! I think he's going to have the same body build as Joel.

Becca said...

CJ has inherited what Tom calls my "pontoon feet".

And I agree, men's shoes are much more comfortable. I almost exclusively wear men's shoes, size 8, since women's shoes don't have the width to accommodate my post-pregnancy feet.

Jenn Hacker said...

Wasn't Wade the one who first referred to them as pontoons? I remember having a discussion about it when we were both at TC...

I have been able to find cute women's shoes that are wide enough, but they are vastly expensive. Of course, I do have a fondness for 4" heels, so maybe that has something to do with why they are so expensive. But casual shoes, like tennies, I wear mens (except New Balance. Their women's shoes rock!)

Becca said...

You know, Wade may have been the first to call them pontoons. I know he was mightily impressed the first time he saw me barefoot--which is rare, since I have a tendency to stub my toes and break the nails, and who wants to see that? He had assumed all that time that I was wearing majorly oversized combat boots.

Nope.

All I know is I have long, mostly skinny feet, but the ball of my foot is wider than it seems. This makes it very hardto buy cute shoes. I do have two pair of cute shoes--both are wooden clog soles from 1 inch to 2.5 inches thick, one pair is shiny black and the other pair is tan suede--and I can wear those, but they rub the tops of my feet and make an imprint by the end of the day.

Hence, wearing men's shoes--remember that pair of yellow Hush Puppies I had in HS? Those were Dad's.

Jenn Hacker said...

yep I remember em. I never used to go barefoot, even around the house I'd wear socks, until I moved to Texas. It's so darn hot! And I rarely now wear shoes that cover the whole foot. So now my feet look really funny as they have sandle-strap tan lines all over them! Jamie is like his momma though, fish-belly white! Especially his feet! They're really long, and skinny and you can see veins and stuff and they're really white. So everytime I look at his feet, I think of the Hobbit (or was it the Lord of the Rings) where it talks about how Gollum's feet paddle him around in the water, and he's all white and pale, and skinny from living underground and catching fish! Of course, Jamie doesn't know how tempted I am to call him Shmeagal (sp?) sometimes!