It’s Not All Mary Poppins

For Your Amusement

Because it sure amuses me.


September 9, 2005 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. It brought a smile to my face too.

    Comment by Sharkey | September 9, 2005 | Reply

  2. I need something in here to show scale. The entry is maybe, maybe three feet long. I should’ve put in a pair of my own – or better, my son’s SIZE ELEVEN shoes.

    Comment by Mary P. | September 9, 2005 | Reply

  3. I was going to comment that none of these shoes could belong to someone in your family. We’ve already seen how you guys treat your shoes!

    Comment by Matthew | September 9, 2005 | Reply

  4. “You guys”, nothing! I have shoes that are eight and nine years old, that are still perfectly good-looking and sound, thank you very much. (If not at the height of fashion, as if I care. Current fashions hurt my feet.)

    None of these shoes is more than three months old, I’d be willing to bet, because three months ago they were all in different sizes! The life of a parent…

    Comment by Mary P. | September 9, 2005 | Reply

  5. Yeah, unlike Ieatcrayonz, I don’t have to worry about shoes yet(but if I’m half as resourceful as she is, maybe I won’t have to ever pay for a pair again!).

    Comment by Matthew | September 9, 2005 | Reply

  6. “Shoes Take Over Small Hallway”. Sounds like a warzone to me.
    Slightly insensical due to lack of sleep (Frosh is killer),

    Comment by Haley | September 9, 2005 | Reply

  7. When they’re all neatly in the front hall like that, I’m figuring we’ve reached detente. When they’re scattered, ankle-breakingly all over the front hall, then it’s a Warzone, no doubt about it. (Note the time of this comment – no sleep for me, and no frosh week to explain it!)

    Comment by Mary P. | September 10, 2005 | Reply

  8. Ah that picture takes me back – all it’s missing is the matching sets of wellies (gumboots), barbie dolls, bits of action man, lego bricks, screwed up paper and one small child on his/her hunkers methodically going through all the shoes 🙂


    Comment by craziequeen | September 10, 2005 | Reply

  9. CQ: Oh, all that stuff is around, but I tidied it up a bit for the picture. I admit my vanity: I don’t want people to know just how bad it generally is in here…

    Re: wellies, gumboots – we call them rain boots. Once they were called rubber boots or just “rubbers”, but that word was stolen for another purpose entirely, and even though that usage is now passe, you can’t get “rubbers” back for footwear any more.

    Exactly what happened to “thongs”, too, which used to be a perfectly respectable word for a type of footwear now known as flip-flops. Even when the newer item so named has gone the ephemeral way of all things fashionable – and not a moment too soon! – you’ll never be able to call your summer footware “thongs” again.

    My, how I ramble…

    Comment by Mary P. | September 11, 2005 | Reply

  10. rambling is good – it shows an active mind…..

    unless you’re really old – in which case it shows you require Special Care [wink]


    ps – thank the Lord you and I have plenty of years of gentle vocal rambling before we are even considered for Special Care…..:-)

    Comment by craziequeen | September 15, 2005 | Reply

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