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  • Writer's pictureElijah Ricks

Shoe Shopping

Avey has been overdue for some good walking shoes for a couple of weeks now. Her shoes are only a couple of months old, but lately it’s been like trying to squeeze luggage into the overhead bins – it just ain’t gonna happen. So after we had a disappointing search at Walmart (nothing left but Sunday shoes), Avey and I went to the mall.

I quickly realized that Avey LOVES shoe shopping. I tried one shoe on her and she said, “Walk!” So I set her down and she strolled around a bit, feeling it out, probably amazed that her feet weren’t numb from lack of circulation. She then picked out another shoe from the rack and brought it to me. Of course, it was 3 or 4 sizes too big, but the girl knows what she likes. I found it in her size and we tried that on and she again said, “Walk!” And this continued until we found a nice pair that are just a bit big for now, but ought to last her a while.

I am continually amazed at how fast she is learning and growing! Through her obsession with videos of herself, I’ve always got a younger version of her to compare her to and it amazes me how far she’s come in such a short time. I often wish I could learn as quickly as she. It’s been weeks since I’ve learned a new word.


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