The other day I drove by a Payless and remembered that when I was little, my mom bought all our shoes at there. Granted, we hated her for it because all the other kids with their Nike's and Adidas taunted us by singing, "bobo's, they make your feet feel fine; bobo's, they cost a dollar ninety-nine." Anyway, I figure Hannah is too young to get made fun of so I can shop there for a few years until she comes home crying. But nope. Payless sucks. I mean really sucks. There is nothing even remotely nice looking there. Then I remembered Zappos, my old favorite stomping ground for shoe shopping back when I was a single lady with a full-time job and a little extra money to throw around. For some reason I never thought to look there for kid shoes. So I start searching and then I start swooning over the supreme cuteness of some of these shoes...Exhibit A:
Exhibit C, and my personal favorite (and also the cheapest at $28):
Those Puma's are so dang cute that I'm tempted to just fork over the dough, and yes, I KNOW that I was just complaining about the cost of the $17 Target boots 5 minutes ago and the Puma's are even pricier. Sooooooo....where do I get cute, cheap shoes??? Any advice mom's?? Last time I was at the consignment shop they had a plethora of black patent-leather mary jane's, but that was about it. I guess I should check again...Sigh. After a year of breastfeeding, using cloth diapers, and living on hand-me-downs and clothes generously supplied by friends and family, I was starting to think that kids are way less expensive than everybody says. My delusion days are ending...Total bummer.