To say that I wasn’t prepared for the weather to jump from Halloween to mid-January conditions this week is an understatement.
First, I cartoonishly skidded along our (short) driveway to retrieve the mail, barely maintaining equilibrium.
Despite 25 years of driving experience, I also spun out while driving down our hill.
But the most egregious offense was not having boots for my kids.
I’d ordered winter coats, snowpants and new mittens back in August, but somehow I neglected to put boots on that list.
On Snowmageddon Day 1, the kids merrily trounced off to school with all requisite winter gear, save boots.
Trixie (5) told me she had to wear a cast-off pair of boots from the school’s lost and found pile at recess, which just made me feel like the horrible parent that I am.
I couldn’t bear to ask MGM (7) what he wore, but I imagine something like this:
That night, I vowed to take them shopping for proper boots.
Except … I forgot that I had an appointment after work for eyebrow waxing. And a facial. God forbid I miss my beauty treatments!
I remembered the Boots Issue on my way home, approximately five minutes before the only kids’ shoe store in our town closed for the night.
I’m not sure what the salesperson thought when I rushed in there, face blotchy from the facial and hair askew, sweating and shouting, “I need boots now!”
To her amazing credit, she pulled two pairs from the back in the sizes that I needed.
(By “needed,” I mean totally guessed).
And I lucked out, because I brought them home and they fit like a charm.
Here’s what we got. Both are from Kamik.
Score one for the Mother of the Year!