They’re a necessary part of a wardrobe and can range from plain and practical to fancy and frivolous.
For the past nine years, my oldest daughter has entered every fall and winter season with a cute, but sensible, pair of black Mary Janes. They’re not expensive – usually these from Payless – but they hold up well and match every church dress in her closet.
However, I was afraid that after acquiring her first “high heels” this past spring, those reliable, predictable shoes may not be acceptable anymore.
I was right.
As we began scouting the stores this week for suitable church shoes, her eyes were drawn to a pair of flats -sparkly, but safe enough. Unfortunately, her size wasn’t available. Then she spotted some boots, and asked if she could have a pair with a heel like mine this year.
Once again, I find myself seeking a middle ground, settling on a choice that she can see as a bit more grown up and something I can live with as not too mature.
Maybe I should get comfortable on this middle ground; I see myself spending lots of time here in the future.