Usually, I take Luca to buy school shoes like, the day before school goes back because I am that organised. I am always baffled by how empty the shop is. A couple of weeks ago, I took Coco to buy some shoes because she’d suddenly grown out of every shoe she owned and we were down to two pairs of faux Crocs (gasp, yes, I know, not even the real thing, worse than that….they were called Frogs or something and were $9.95 at Cotton On). Anyway.
This was a stupid, stupid idea. My timing sucked. Because the shop was full of organised parents who were buying their children school shoes in early January. Weeks before school went back instead of hours. Can you believe that? Apparently, this is when proper parents do such things. Who knew? Shocked and humbled, I took a number and perched on a horizontal surface that may have been a shelf, I’m not sure. And waited. And waited.
Just when I was losing the will to live, an extremely pretty girl with extremely cute children caught my eye and said “I am addicted to your blog, I read it every day”. I was thrilled by this because I had not washed my hair and possibly not showered because we’d gone for an early morning swim. I was wearing no make-up and bore approximately NO resemblance to the photo a the top of this website. It’s a miracle she recognised me.
Her name was Natalie (I think although I can’t be 100% certain BECAUSE I HAVE NOT SLEPT IN SIX MONTHS….but that’s another post) and she was there with two of her three children: Ashlee and a little boy who was adorable and I think his name was Dean. She had one other boy who wasn’t there – hey, we had a lot of time to chat during the 400 years we had to wait to be served – we covered many bases.