I broke down.
Yesterday I did something that I swore I would never do.
I went looking for something that I had resolved never to own… on principle.
But you have to understand that when women get desperate, we lower our standards.
Say for instance that I’m hungry for a salad, but I don’t have the ingredients. Once I mentally check off the food in our house, I’ll settle for a peanut butter and nutella sandwich instead.
Notice the lack of greens. See what I mean? Desperate = Lower standards.
Well… my feet hurt. I mean they huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurt.
They hurt before I even went to work yesterday and was looking forward to eight more hours of standing. I hesitated before getting out of bed this morning because I knew my feet would have to touch the floor. And, yes, even that hurts.
So what did I do?
I. Purchased. Crocs.
Now, I’m fairly sure that a decent number of you reading this own your own Crocs, and I certainly don’t want to come across as thinking that I’m cooler than you or better than you in any way. Not at all. No, until yesterday, I was just more stubborn than you.
But, come on, you have GOT to admit that before Crocs started coming out with different, more feminine styles, those shoes were the ugliest, most duck-like, honkin’ shoes ever to have graced our planet.
I mean, look at them!
Yes, I stand all day. No, I didn’t care HOW comfortable they were.
…untilllllllll Bennett changed everything.
Now, not only do I own a pair of Crocs (my standards are cringing right now), I own TWO pairs of Crocs!
And, yeah, I’m gonna rock them.
To my clients who are reading this right now: You’re welcome. I plan on standing for your benefit as long as I possibly can. But you might want to stop consulting me on fashion advice.
(Okay, I admit it, Crocs have gotten a smidge cuter.)
Sue, those are actually really cute. I was a little concerned with the pic of the green ones. But your ballet flats and mary janes are adorable. save the green ones for people like me. 🙂
Oh, my. That is so embarrassing. You do realize this is merely the roller coaster tipping over the peak of the big hill, right? It doesn’t end with crocks. It only begins here.
One thing at a time, Ian. Don’t let me know too much too soon.
Well, I do own quite a few pairs of the ugly crocs and have to say I’m not the biggest fan of them when it comes to structural support, but they were a life saver when I was pregnant with Ross. The last 6 weeks my feet and ankles became ridiculously swollen and the only pair of shoes I could even come close to fitting my feet into was one of my pairs of crocs that were normally alittle big. I’d put them on before getting out of bed, wear them in the shower, and the rest if the day until I was lying down in bed. I only removed them just long enough to dry off my feet and put socks on. Off any longer than that and i couldnt get them back on. At the end of the day, my ankles would be swollen out over the sides of my shoes, like little old lady feet. They weren’t the structural support I needed for my massive self, but it was better than the alternative of going barefoot.
Love it! I think I’ll check and see what they have come out with now.
Honestly…I wish I had thought about crocs especially at week 37. Dead. On. My. Feet at work. Next time, oh next time, I will know ahead to purchase Crocs.
Way to embrace being a Mama! You’ll get to wear all sorts of things that will be firsts, including, but not limited to spit up. But you will still love being a Mama =).
Ahhh ha ha. Join the club! One of many sacrifices for baby 🙂 My “oh no, i cannot believe I am wearing these now” was/is a pair of wedged Teva flip-flops. Like you, having to stand all day on swelling feet and increasing weight drove me to fashion choices I never thought I would make ( although I was never as stylish as you to begin with ) lol.
Foot doctor says NO WAY. If you don’t have enough support, switch to Birkenstock’s. They are really very
good for your feet and will give you excellent support in the arches. They have some cute styles now as well.
Did try crocs but they burned my soles. Styles are MUCH IMPROVED, I must say. In fact, cute!
LOL Crocs,,,, um…. yeah…..
Gotta do what ya gotta do. I’m glad you gave in. You are a mommy now, you HAVE to take care of that body, it’s not just for you. That temple of yours is housing some priceless goods. (I have also refused to wear them, but I’m closer than ever to getting them for the boys.)
Suzy they are cute but I’m all about comfort. You have to take good care of your feet and if they are comfortable who cares what they look like. Love you 🙂