Hey Aunt Kathy!
Loved the shopping blog! I think I got that gene, too. In fact, I just had to share a recent shopping story…
Claire and I were at “Macy’s” a few days after coming back to the States (which to our church ladies in Honduras is code word for “Goodwill”! haha).
I found some nice, sensible brown shoes for her at just $2.49
Then, Claire found some that SHE liked…since they were just $2.49, I conceded, even though they were horribly gaudy with sparkles, loud colors, and bling. I thought she could just wear them for playing around the house and keep her “good tennis shoes” looking nicer. As if they weren’t gaudy enough, I discovered when we got to the car, that they light up, too!
After a few weeks, I started seeing those same gaudy tennis shoes on little girls all over town! Come to find out, they are the latest fad! A friend told me her daughter begged for “Sketchers Twinkle Toes,” as they are called, for weeks and finally got some for her birthday—for $40!!! When that little girl saw Claire’s she said, “Wow! You have Twinkle Toes, too! And yours light up! Those are $10 more!”
So Claire is walking around with fancy tennis shoes, due to two Tippett genes she inherited (the one for sniffing out bargains, and the one attracted to shiny objects!)
I thought you’d enjoy seeing our finds…
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