Friday, November 7, 2008

Ahhh the price of SWOOP


My beloved kindergartener wore through the toe is his tennis-shoes. Therefore, alas it is time to re-invest in footwear. So off we go to the store, looking for a deal. We get to the kids section and I see that all of the kids "charater' shoes are on sale. And as much as He liked the shoes with the hulk (his choice of halloween costume) he informed me that they didn't have swoop.

Now my mind instantly goes back to a few weeks ago as I was wearing my tennis-shoes and Wesley said he liked them because they had swoosh. I remember thinking that was interesting and asked a few questions to try and disern just exactly what swoop was. I wasn't sure but figured out it had to do with the toe of the shoe.

So, now standing in the store the investigation becomes more intense. "Does this shoe have swoop?" "No" "ok, does this one?" "yes." Wonderful, I have now figured out that swoop is the shape of the toe. A perfectly rounded toe to be exact. Then that I discovered that the shoes with swoop were not "character" shoes and therefore not on sale. So this time SWOOP cost me an extra $5.

My sister, Jo was with me and just laughed, "Wait until he's in highschool and has to shop at Holisters for "swoop". Well, at that time he will have to pay for his own swoop.

Life is good.

7 comments:

wurtzfam said...

I like that price of shoes, swoosh or no swoosh;) Cute story!

amanda said...

you gotta love when they start needing to be their own person huh?! i must say he has good taste. those shoes have to be much better than the hulk shoes. try telling that to my 4 year old about strawberry shortcake or dora...not happening:)

Ryan, Retha and Sam said...

That's pretty cute that he is already starting to figure out his own style. How fun!!!

cemarcano said...

I think I like swoosh, too! Too fun!

GatesGang said...

you should try shopping with my 4 year old she is a fashion freak

Janet said...

Now that is a funny story! Did he come up with that on his own or is that what all the kids are calling it these days?

Leejean said...

He came up with it all on his own. :)