June 06, 2006

Tiny Flip-flops

My three year old daughter is not as shoe-obsessed as her 19-month old sister, but she has, for over a year now, longed for flip-flops (or as she calls them "slip-slops"). Every time she sees anyone wearing any, she asks once again for a pair. So constant has been this barrage that even the Toddler Girl can now identify flip-flops as a separate category of shoes. As some little boys are about cars, knowing their makes and models at extremely young ages, so the Toddler Girl is about shoes.

Although I am not generally the first to buy my kids anything they ask for, this has been such a long lasting and continuous desire that I would be happy to comply and get The Middle Girl the shoes she most deisres. But for one thing. Until today, I couldn't find any that came as small as a size 8. Today at Target, however, we hit the jackpot. Tiny little pink, rainbow slip-slops.

Just what her heart most desired. I had to work hard to convince her that she couldn't wear them to bed for her nap. Other than for sleeping, I don't think those sandals are going to be leaving her feet any time soon.


I'm with her. Slip-slops are great. And she's qualifying early for the hippie school.

Posted by: Frazier at June 6, 2006 03:57 PM

But can you wear them to the law office, Frazier?

Posted by: Jordana at June 6, 2006 04:42 PM

Oh, that's too sweet!! Caroline loves her "slip slops" too.

Posted by: Jo at June 6, 2006 06:10 PM

I call them "cloppers."

Posted by: Janis at June 6, 2006 09:26 PM

At least she wasn't longing for Italian leather slingbacks. Or Manolo Blahniks.

Posted by: Grouchy Old Yorkie Lady at June 6, 2006 09:59 PM

Manolo Blahnik makes slip-slops?

Boy, you learn something new every day.

Posted by: skinnydan at June 7, 2006 07:19 AM

I did consider the price of a pair of flip-flops pretty reasonable, but she probably only hasn't asked for Manolos because people in our circle don't wear them. Fortunately, my girls don't know the child down the street well -- she's always outfitted in the latest thing, including a pair of real Uggs in baby-size.

Posted by: Jordana at June 7, 2006 07:19 AM

You can wear them to the office on Saturday and hardly get any weird looks at all. Not that I ever work on Saturdays, of course. :)

Posted by: Frazier at June 7, 2006 07:42 AM

My kiddos call them flippers. I bought the little one some at Old Navy for $2.50. He loves his flippers as much as his sister loves hers!

Posted by: Amy at June 7, 2006 10:30 AM

Adorable! The Husbandlet loves his slip-slops too, to the point where he has been known to repair a dying pair with duct tape. However, I think that might not fly with a little girl ...

Posted by: Another Jordana at June 8, 2006 06:48 AM