The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Seeing Red!

Reese loves the color RED.

He wants to wear either red shirts or red shorts everyday. If I don’t watch it, he will come out in red shorts and a red shirt. Red used to be my sister’s favorite color, so maybe it runs in the family.

When Reese was almost 2, my mom purchased the cutest red sandals for him. He loved wearing them as much as possible. They were a little big, so he was excited to wear them the next year as well. Sadly, this summer he asked about them and I had to tell him they were too small.

I was at Wal-mart the other day and saw the cutest red shoes. ON SALE! I got a size 8 because that is what size I thought he needed. I took them home and they were ok, but I could tell they wouldn’t fit him for long. Oh well. I went by after church Wednesday night to exchange them for a 9. I exchanged them and life was good.

Thursday morning I tried to put them on his feet, and somehow I still had the size 8s! How could I do that? So off to Wal-mart I go at 6:15 in the morning. Did you know that customer service doesn’t open until 7:00? I walked back to where the shoes were and decided just to exchange them myself. I didn’t see the size 9s anywhere, (They probably hadn’t been put back on the floor yet.) So I grabbed some 9 ½s. I thought those will last him a good while.

I got home Thursday night to try them on him and just about cried. The tag says 9 ½ but inside the shoes it reads…..12!

I threw them in his closet and haven’t touched them since.

Maybe I can convince him to pick a new favorite color. I personally love Green!


Leigh said...

THAT IS A GREAT STORY!!! I love it!! :) I am sorry he didnt get the red sandals! :)

Louise said...

He is so funny! I hope next time I see him, we can talk about his favorite color.....I can't WAIT to hear what he has to say about it!! :)
And I was trying to fix my playlist and ended up accidentally deleting it!!! I'm just slowly rebuilding it!! :) But no more crazy man NOT singing Hold On!!! :) Thanks for letting me know!! :)

carrie said...

I am with you and green. Maybe he is an Alabama fan :)! I would have thrown them in the closet, too.