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Flip flopped

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)!

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  • Paris Parfait May 30, 2006, 11:24 pm

    So funny! Reminds me of when my daughter (now 21) was small. As a fashion maven, she would be mortified too. :)

  • Julie May 31, 2006, 3:34 am

    Oh, now that reminds me of school days. There were some weird rules. The guys had to wear socks with sandals if they were going to wear sandals. It looked so bad. But some of them did. Girls had to wear nylons with sandals. What is it with showing your feet, I wonder. Anyway, its kind of funny. I never wanted to show my feet anyone. Now if they were small and cute…maybe. just kidding:)

    Actually I’m getting pretty brave. I’ve been wearing sandals. Hey, if no one likes my feet too bad. LOL

  • Pumpkin May 31, 2006, 3:42 am

    I love sandals! :) Because then I can paint my toenails a light pink.

  • Pumpkin May 31, 2006, 3:45 am

    Paris Parfait, She is going to be 11 this year and she is really getting to be the little pre-teen! ;)

  • kim May 31, 2006, 4:05 am

    Okay I totally get the belly shirts and totally agree, but I do not understand the flip flops? I keep turning it over in my head, but I don’t get it, do you get it?

    This one has me scratching my head for sure:) I mean, toes are not sexy, toes are like fingers..Okay, I’ll wait for the explanation, maybe I’m missing something, or maybe not ;) hehehe.

    I love to listen to Thomas talk about what he will not let his little girl if he ever has one, no short skirts, no belly shirts, I’ll have to ask him about flip flops:)

    My new name for your husband is “silly vilay” hahahaha, now that has me laughing!

  • tongue in cheek May 31, 2006, 8:59 am

    Duh Daddy! What love to call and ask permission!

  • lapagefrancaise May 31, 2006, 9:00 am

    Socks with flip flops?! Uh uh, no way!
    Those toe socks are really funny looking!

  • Pumpkin May 31, 2006, 7:25 pm

    Kim, It’s because he thinks that flip flops look like house shoes and not proper shoes to wear out in public. He is starting to get with the times and see that a young pre-teen totally needs to wear flip flops! :) But, he is silly Vilay!!!

  • Raquel June 1, 2006, 8:04 pm

    Oh my, what will they think of next….? ;)

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