Friday, August 22, 2008

These two brothers go to a shoe store....

The first brother is very excited. 
"New shoes for me!" he exclaims as he walks in the store.
The second brother sees another boy playing with a ball and proceeds to grab it out of his hand. In his mind, all is his.
The first brother looks the shoes over carefully. They are for school and he wants the perfect pair.
After minutes of picking up shoes, inspecting the stripes, the feel, he decides on a pair of cute white tennis shoes with a fire truck on the side that lights up when he stomps.
The first boy brings the favorite shoe to the mommy. The mommy smiles and knows this shoe is not uniform acceptable.
"Honey, you'll need to find a different shoe, "she begins silently bracing for the tears of disapointment. 
The first brother smiles, "OK. How 'bout these?" and he pulls out some plain white tennies.
The  mom nods and signals the shoe clerk.
The shoe clerk begins to measure the first brother. He smiles at the young lady as she has him step here which he does happily. He even shows her the shoes to make sure she get the 'shoes that he can wear to school'.
Meanwhile the second brother bored of the ball, wiggles behind a display and gets stuck. He cries, a loving sister helps him out and he goes to the play area, after stopping by to pat a younger baby on the head and scream 'BABY!'.
The clerk brings out the shoes for the first  brother. He tries them on and declares "I like them. They fit."
She asks him to walk which he does and then asks if he can 'please wear them home?'. His mom agrees.
Now it is time for the second brother. His mommy has gone through the shoes and narrowed it down to 3 for him to pick--she had planned on getting him two pairs but the hi tech baby shoes prove too costly for more than one. The mommy calls him over; he giggles and runs to the other end of the store. She finally picks him up and shows the shoes. He kicks each one. Mommy decides on the fall suede ones (because sometimes cute trumps durability). The shoe clerk attempts to measure him. He screams and tries to hit the poor young lady. The mommy holds both hands and together mommy and clerk get the size of one foot-- 6 1/2. The clerk proceeds to get the suede shoes. While tickling and holding the second brother, the clerk places the shoes on the second brother. The fit and are cute even if he does refuse to stand (note to all moms do not keep your child only in Robeez for the first years of life). The mommy removes the shoes. Once removed the second brother proceeds to throw the shoes at the clerk. She was very good at ducking.
Meanwhile the first brother is walking about the store in his new shoes muttering "Do you see me shoes? I like my shoes."
The mommy pays for the shoes and takes a moment to respect yet another of the many differences of her two sons

15 comments:

mah-meeee said...

oh no... i've been keeping my baby in robeez for awhile now. what happens? they will refuse to stand in normal shoes??

thanks for the heads up!

your boys are way too cute!

Brian and Staci said...

Oh Lisa...what a trip! Amazing how they are so different! It's good that you can respect that! My Jake is into pretending like he's Luigi...from Super Mario Galaxy...Connor NEVER pretended. Jake gets very upset if I call him "Jake" when he's in Luigi mode??!! IT's all new to me :) All in a day's work huh? Have a great weekend!

Brian and Staci said...

Oh Lisa...what a trip! Amazing how they are so different! It's good that you can respect that! My Jake is into pretending like he's Luigi...from Super Mario Galaxy...Connor NEVER pretended. Jake gets very upset if I call him "Jake" when he's in Luigi mode??!! IT's all new to me :) All in a day's work huh? Have a great weekend!

Brian and Staci said...

Sorry...my computer is doing strange things today after I comment...

Candy said...

love it! I'm facsinated by 2 humans with the same parents can become soooooo different.

Mrs. Newlywed said...

I was laughing so hard I was crying by the end of the post.

I'm the oldest of 5 (all within 7 years), so I am sure my mom had experiences like this as well.

Burgh Baby said...

Y'know, I didn't let Alexis wear shoes until she was walking at 13-months. Maybe that's why she's such a shoe fiend now. She's another one that will happily wear new shoes, and makes sure everybody knows she's wearing them.

I think you're shopping adventure answers a few questions in the nature vs. nurture debate!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh my goodness...priceless! You know, that second son of yours is going to grow up and channel all of that energy and do something fantastic. I just know it. :)

Elaine A. said...

I can see this being my two... totally!

Carol said...

My two are like that too chalk and cheese. My elder boy being totally socially acceptable my younger being, not so much!

Jacque said...

We had a horrible trip to the shoe store this week. I'm still not over it. ;) Glad you found a couple pair anyway.

Amanda said...

It's an expensive job buying shoes for the kids!
My kids are all different too, especially the twins :)

Formercitygirl said...

Cute! It reminds me of going shoe shopping with my mom and sisters.

CC said...

I just gave you an award...

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

How funny. I like that you actually soaked it all up. I'm afraid I would have just been tired.

Little boy shoes are so cute, aren't they?