My husband is very strict about what the girls can wear. He will not let them wear shirts that show the belly or flip flops. He says the shirts are too sexy for little girls and that flip flops are houseshoes or pool shoes.
So, Angel Girl called me to ask if she could pack some really nice flip flops. She told me that they were really, really pretty and almost weren’t even flip flops. She begged me to ask Papa. I did. And, to my great surprise he said ok. I was still stunned as I told her that Papa said she could wear the flip flops outside. She was hopping up and down on the phone.
Shortly after I told her it was ok Papa wanted to talk to Angel Girl on the phone. He gets on the phone and tells her that she can wear the flip flops only with socks. Then, he hands the phone back to me with a huge smile. I knew he was teasing but Angel Girl can never figure out when he is. As soon as I get back on the phone with her, she lets out this pre-teen huff and exclaims, “Mama, can you, pleassseeeee, tell Papa that you don’t wear socks with flip flops…” I imagine her rolling her eyes and wrapping her curls around her finger as she said it. It was too funny.
Papa is letting her wear flip flops because she is big now. That will make her day when she gets here and I tell her. She will be so happy with herself to be big enough to finally wear flip flops after five years of begging.
ToeHugs is a brand of socks with a split toe to wear with flip flops or thong sandles. I’ll have to show them to Angel Girl when she gets here. Apparently, some people out there are not completely mortified at the thought of wearing socks with flip flops (as my angel is) or this company wouldn’t be selling them. I wonder what her response will be. Whatever it is I am sure she will be rolling her eyes (which she gets from me)!