Monday, February 23, 2009

no running- especially not in really fabulous new red shoes

this weekend i decided that i had a bad week last week and that this week something had to change. yet this week i have 3 ieps, a re-evaluation meeting, an eligibility meeting, a local screening meeting, and a staffing. so it didn't look like much was set up to make life any better.

so i went shoe shopping. because, as kindergarten chaos believes, wearing your happy shoes is a guaranteed way to improve your day.

i bought two pairs. one is a comfy brown pair, not very fashionable, but an improvement from my old scuffed brown pair. i look forward to wearing them and squishing down the hallway like i'm walking on marshmallows.

the other is a bright red super pointy toed pair. not something i would have ever picked out- i've never owned a pair of red shoes, and never had a pair of pointed toed shoes.

when i was chatting with another teacher in the bus line today fifth graders got off the bus screaming, "oh my god! i love your shoes mrs. lipstick!"

it may be shallow, but what a way to start the day.

regardless, my bff was having a pretty awful day (clearly he forgot his happy shoes at home). normally when he runs down the hallway i restrain myself from chasing him since at times it makes him run faster and turns it into a really fun game of cat and mouse. today, however, i went ahead and sprinted after him, my new red heels click clacking and interrupting all the classes in the hallway.

my bff stopped running and turned around in horror. "mrs lipstick!" he scolded "THERE IS NO RUNNING IN THE HALLWAY"

it doesn't matter that i was chasing after him because he himself had been running. yet he stopped and waited for me to catch up. that never would have happened if it wasn't for the clicky shoes. kindergarten chaos is SO right.


Snippety Gibbet said...

They really are great shoes. When I heard them clickety clacking in the hall behind me this morning, I had to turn around to see who was attached to such a great sound. They are amazing shoes! I always have thought that hard soled shoes were wonderful attention getters in a school. The sound just demands your attention as you walk across the room.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for making me laugh out loud.

AGW said...

this is brilliant and so true. I think i need to go shoe-shopping.