They were comfortable and I thought they looked better than my bulky tennis shoes with my capri's. (I'm short legged.) I wore them all through camp week. And since I had to walk and climb a lot, I was thankful that I didn't wear my flip flops everywhere.
I wore them today. My almost 13 year old who thinks she has become style conscious overnight gets a good look at them today and declares "Why are you wearing old grandma shoes?!" Be still my heart. Do they really look like grandma shoes? And if they look like grandma shoes, do they look that way because I, at my age could be a grandma or because they really aren't "cool" looking. And should it matter that I care what my kid thinks? If she thinks that, does everyone think that? Should I care what anyone thinks, if they truly are comfortable? (now I do sound like a grandma!!!)
Anyway, I thought I would ask you. Before you see the picture, know that I want honesty. (Amb, I know I can count on you for this...) Even if you say they are ugly, I will probably still wear them, because I think they are pretty darn comfortable, but I might reconsider WHERE I wear them. If you say they look grandmaish then I probably should just come to terms with my age and realize I might pick out some grandma looking things from time to time, because I simply can't help myself. Now if you think they are cute, well I'm just here to tell you that if you have a teen, watch out because you might not be dressing in style. But then, do I really want to wear knee socks or bright purple ball caps with sparkles all over them, that my daughter seems to think are so hip and happening?
So here they are. Sorry, they are a little dirty from the wear, but you get the idea...
Break it to me gently... Are they really that bad? And just know that I wear my flips flops most of the time anyway... and...
does it really matter?
Oh no, who am I and who have I become? I am now taking fashion advice from my daughter? When did that happen? Wait! I'm not even going to go there today... No, my question for the day is simply this:
"Can I still be the 'cool mom' even if I wear grandma looking tennis shoes?"
Good grief. Now she has me thinking they look like grandma tennis shoes.
I simply give up.