So off we went, but when we got to Granny's store she wasn't there yet. In fact she wasn't due for another hour. So Grandma Linda suggested we go across the mall to Payless Shoes. Also known as Abby's Disneyland.
As soon as we got to the part of the store that housed her size she spun around and asked me.... do you have your camera? I didn't, but I did have me new old cell phone and snapped the picture above. The next thing she asked me was... can I try all of these on? And I wish I had recorded her because I cannot fully explain the awe that you could hear in her voice. Just to be surrounded by all these shoes, these beautiful shoes. It was like a divine moment for her.
And then she found these. It was love at first sight. Just to clarify these are brown "suede" peep toe pumps... in her size. They were the most beautiful thing that she'd ever seen. They were soulmates, destined to be together. She was already telling me of the places she could wear them. The things she could wear them with.
Even still, with the lovefest that was going on... do you see that blur of orange and brown just past the box? That's My-Pie. And what is My-Pie doing? Scouring the shelves for more shoes for her sister to try on. No joke. She would get them off the shelf and bring them to Abby's feet like she was leaving an offering. Girlfriend is serious about shoes. And My-Pie... she's serious about her sister.
Not surprisingly, she was only more in love with them after they hit her feet. I'm sure the pose she's striking tells the entire love story. And Grandma Linda, being a self declared shoe girl herself...... well she was buying into it too. I won't even try to deny that I wasn't a little swept up in the excitement as well. She was just so in love with these shoes. And I'm sure they'd be in my closet next to the eleventy billion other pairs of Abby shoes right now had I not keeled over from sticker shock ($35!!) and told Grandma Linda she was not allowed to buy them for her. Really, I guess I should be thankful she doesn't know what Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin or Prada is yet.