And I Die.

I understand that this is a blog about education and teaching.  (You know, cuz I started the blog and all.)  And while from time to time I do drop little tid bits about my life, I tend to spare you all the details of living with an overweight cat.  I mean, do you really want to spend your time reading about how many pictures I took when the cat decided to FINALLY acknowledge that Mini Mimi was a permanent fixture in this family and laid down next to her, prompting me to tear up, grab the camera and fire away? 

I didn’t think so.

HOWEVER, this is too fabulous not to share. 

(Note:  Before you read the following, I am in NO WAY advocating for peeps to send Mini Mimi gifts.  That would be tacky with a capital Holy Crap That’s Inappropriate!) 

One of my lovely readers also happens to be the parent of one of Mr. Mimi’s childhood friends.  (Did ya follow all that?)  The other day we received a box with two wrapped gifts.  The first box package contained the most gorgeous sweater and hat. (Both hand knit…I mean, COME ON!  I think of myself as pretty fabulous, but people who can knit stuff like that take fabulous to a whole new level.)   We were ooohing and ahhhing over these items as I opened the other package.   And then, silence.

Because I saw THESE:


I think that deserves a “Shut the front door!”

My first thought:  These are amazing.
My second thought:  I HAVE to share these on my blog.

Now, before you get all you-are-going-to-permanently-ruin-her-development on me, relax.  These are FAUX high heels.  As in, the heel part is stuffed and clearly these shoes were not made for walkin’.  They were made for photo opportunities and my own personal enjoyment…both of which these shoes will bring me many times over.  Although I love all things high heeled, Mini Mimi will not be allowed to don the real thing for a long long LOOOOOONNNNGGG time (with the occasional exception of shuffling along in mommy’s from time to time).

Thank you so much, dear reader, you made my day.

(Also making my day is my internet BFF over at Notes From the School Psychologist who sent Mini Mimi a hand knit blanket and (obvi) some books to rock her developmental world.  I have a sneaking suspicion that she knit said blanket herself which makes me think that there is NOTHING she can’t do.)  ( I am feeling inadequate next to but very lucky to have such crafty and thoughtful people in my life.)

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  • If said reader would share the pattern (assuming she used one), I'd appreciate it.

    July 12, 2010 at 7:00 pm
  • I confess. It IS a hand knit blanket. I mean, you can't promote phonological awareness cuddled up in a store bought blanket, right? Now she can also wear her fab shoes. Stylie and smart, like her mom!

    July 12, 2010 at 8:34 pm
  • Aren't those shoes a hoot? One of my friends, who used to be a morning show DJ here, discovered them several years ago, and had posted about them on her webpage. Too cute!

    July 12, 2010 at 9:12 pm
  • Those shoes are absolutely adorable.

    July 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm

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