Living with girls ...!
|Photo - Malin Jo Photography|
The Munchkin Patch - home to The Man, Mummy, Munchkin and Beastie Boo. Yep, that's The Man and THREE of us girls! And if there is one thing we hear him say, over and over again, it's:
"You 3 women have too many blinkin' shoes!!!"
Well, what's a girl without her shoes ...? Lots of shoes ...?!
First of all, we have Beastie's shoes. Ok, so she's not walking yet, but that's not the point. Baby shoes are just too irresistible! We have managed to acquire a number of pairs of perfect, soft soled baby shoes since Beastie arrived 10 months ago. Then you have to take into account the numerous pretty pairs that once decorated Munchkin's little feet which were lovingly stored away for three years and brought back into the light of day as soon as the time was right! Yes, they are tiny, but in their numbers, they occupy quite a lot of space!
Next we have Munchkin. Now, Munchkin has lots of shoes, and she doesn't need mummy to obsess over the hundreds of gorgeous designs we see when we are out shopping. Nope, Munchkin is 100% her mummy's daughter, and she has a full established appreciation of pretty shoes herself already! For her, every shoe seems to have a name and a purpose! She has shoes for dancing, shoes for running ... she has shoes for riding her bike and she has shoes for jumping in puddles! She adores shoes, and she gets very upset when she grows out of a pair. It's a good job she is so little and that her feet grow at a very very slow rate! She is still wearing shoes this Spring that she had over a year ago! Munchkin's shoes drive The Man crazy, as he always seems to be tripping over a little pair of sandals or pink wellingtons!
Finally, there's me. I have always had a huge love for shoes. And being a short 4' 10", most of my shoes come equipped with a killer heel! Whether that heel is a stiletto, a full platform or a wedge, my shoes have a purpose, and that purpose is to add height! Therefore, I have to take extra care not to leave any of my collection lying around our home. The Man says they are a hazard! Either he is close to breaking his neck by tripping over them, or we are catching Munchkin just as she is slipping the highest pair she can find onto her feet, all ready to claim them as her own! So to prevent this from happening, I need to make sure they are put away safely!
We don't have very much free space at home, and are therefore always looking for space saving ideas. I think we may need to look into investing in some shoe racks or shoe bags! It would certainly not only save space and potential accidents, but it would also save me so much time! If I was to add up all the minutes spent searching for a certain pair of shoes for one or other of us girls each week, goodness knows what else I could squeeze into our daily routine!! Maybe Munchkin and I should shop for them together ... I wonder if we could get storage to match their pretty shoes?