Overheard last night

By Mir
November 20, 2006

Child: Whatcha doing?
Me: Looking at shoes that are on sale. [Buy one, get one half off, plus free shipping.]
Child: Are you going to buy any?
Me: Probably not.
Child: Then why are you looking?
Me: I find it relaxing. It calms me down when I’m upset about other stuff.
Child: Why?
Me: I dunno. I guess because I really like shoes. And it’s fun to look, even if I’m not buying.


Child, to her brother: You’d better stop it, or Mama’s gonna have to go look at some more shoes on the computer.


  1. This is priceless (and I don’t mean the shoe sales!).

  2. Ha! Once my 5-year-old was mad at me and said, “Mom, I’m going to punish you and you’re not going to be allowed to look at shoes on the computer!”

  3. that is just too funny! 🙂

  4. Just wait — she may go up to be a shoe hound, like my daughter. My daughter emailed me to inform the family that if anyone is at a loss for gift ideas, Converse has free shipping until Christmas.

  5. Oops, that’s “grow up”. At least I didn’t say “throw up.”

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