I told you the other day that I got laid off from my job two days before I found out I was pregnant with The Goon Squad. I also live in Florida. What these two things add up to is the fact that I have been wearing the same pair of Birkenstocks every day for about two years. We don’t go many places (except football games lately) and I can wear sandals to those anyway. I also have a pair of tennis shoes for walking and a pair of black heels that I don’t have to wear very often.
My point is, I haven’t bought a pair of shoes in over two years. I know it sounds crazy, but I really haven’t.
So, are you guys familiar with the old myth that a woman’s feet will grow 1/2 of a shoe size with each child? It’s true.
I am 5′ 9″. I have big feet. Until last Friday, I was under the impression that I wore a size 10 shoe. Nope. Size 11. 42 in a Naot. 1/2 size per baby, even if you have them at the same time.
When I was a little kid, the guy a Buster Brown made a joke about me having to wear shoe boxes if my feet grew anymore. He wasn’t kidding. Poor Ian already wears a 6 1/2 or 7 – wide. Gabe’s Dad wears a 13 and my brother wears a 14. When Ian gets a little older we’re going to have to ask Shaq where he buys his shoes.