Scene: I am working on the computer. Grant is in the next room watching TV. I cannot see him or the TV, but I can hear everything. I hear the word Shoedazzle, whatever that is. I assume that it’s like the Bedazzler, but specifically for shoes.
(You remember the Bedazzler, right? It was all the crafty rage 10 or 15 years ago.)
Grant knows I am crafty. Grant knows I like shoes.
Grant: “Mom! Cuh-Meer! You have got to see this commercial!”
Me: (still around the corner) “What is it, bub?”
Grant: “It’s for Shoedazzle! You can have any kind of shoe that you want!”
Me: “Thanks, buddy. I’m good for shoes. I’m all set.”
He comes into the room.
“Mom, I paused the commercial. You really need to see this. You can have any kind of shoe that you want!”
With that kind of enthusiasm, and the earnest look on his face, I have no choice but to stop what I’m doing and go to see the Shoedazzle commercial. I fully expect to see some kit where I can adhere rhinestones and glitter to my existing shoes…
Grant hits the play button: “Look, you can get all the shoes you want! You can get a whole bunch and it’s free shipping!”
My bad for assuming that my 8 year old was tempted by a shiny gadget, when in reality it’s kind of an interesting concept and I’ll have to look into this a bit more.
Crafting… shoes… and an 8 year old who knows those two things don’t always go together.
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