Saturday, May 09, 2009

Got My Vans On, But They Look Like Sneakers.

Max is officially cooler than me. When I was exchanging my Hunter Welly boots (I needed a bigger size) at Get Outside on Queen Street, I noticed that they also sell Vans, in kids sizes. I knew Max was due for some new shoes, so I bought him a pair (thinking that if they didn't fit, I'd exchange them for an alternate size). Taking Max to get fitted for shoes is about as much fun as getting a root canal, so I usually buy shoes without him and try them on him at home. This makes for several trips to and from the shoe store, but it keeps my grey hairs to a minimum.

I take a lot of pride in dressing Max well. Part of it comes from guilt, because I want so badly for him to fit in and be accepted (even at the early age of 3). There is also the fact that it is really hard to buy him toys because I always have to take into consideration whether or not he'll understand how to play with it, if is it safe, and it also needs to be non-toxic because it will definitely end up in his mouth. And the obvious reason for dressing him in stylin' threads is that he is one beautiful boy, and his clothes need to complement his stunning looks. I'm sort of kidding about that last one, but not really - he is one good looking little man.

I wasn't sure if Scott would think the shoes were completely ridiculous or not, and I was pleased when he saw them and immediately gave them the thumbs up. He joked that with these shoes on, Max could star in a Specials video. Since Max needs inside shoes and outside shoes for daycare, and I now know that he wears a size 9 (big feet!!) I think I'll go back on Monday and get him the black pair as well. And do not fear, I have them labeled up already with my trusted Mabel's shoe labels (my favourite Mabel product). I'd hate for these awesome shoes to go missing!


  1. Hot shoes Max!! I approve!

  2. I'm thinking I should hit the Threadless store when I am in Chicago and get him some new t's. Then he'll truly be a hipster in training. All he'll be missing is his own mac and self-entitled attitude.

  3. Anonymous5:34 p.m.

    I say get Max TWO macs. Max should have macs, not mac. Right, Max? Two macs? Macs, Max?

    (Har. Sorry - I'll stop now. I've had 2 glasses of wine)

  4. Alana, you knock my sox off...

  5. Anonymous8:04 a.m.

    Happy Mothers day to the best Mom ever.
    Love Lakefield Ontario!