It’s Not All Mary Poppins


Here we have a sturdy pair of hiking boots, belonging to my son. Size Ginormous.

Not pretty, but durable. The boy is hard on his footwear, and this pair is going on year five now. We are happy about this.

The daycare children like boots. The puppy likes boots. We have to monitor boots carefully in this house. Perhaps, however, we did not monitor this pair quite closely enough. Was that a flash of colour as I passed? Something shiny in my peripheral vision? What could it be?

Let’s see…

Well. Lookit that.

Goodness. What all is in there, anyway? Let’s have a closer look. You know, I saw all those objects being transported into the living room, by a diligent trio of Rory-Grace-Jazz, but I thought they were part of the play-fort behind the couch. (The couch being less than a metre to the right of where the boots sit.) Huh.

Busy, busy, busy little people I have around here. And such cooperative play it was, too. Also quiet. Very quiet. That in itself should have made me suspicious…

I count 12 items, plus the little red dog that was sitting between, but not in, them.

Told you those boots were ginormous.

December 15, 2011 - Posted by | Grace, Jazz, Mischief, my kids, Rory | ,


  1. You should have left them for your Son just to see the reaction. I’ve learned the hard way when it’s quiet there is something going on that most times shouldn’t be going on.

    Comment by Melissa V | December 15, 2011 | Reply

  2. There can be much worse things inside a pair of boots. It pays to check before putting in the feet!

    Comment by My Kids Mom | December 15, 2011 | Reply

  3. I wish this is what happened when things get quiet at my house!

    Comment by Bethany | December 15, 2011 | Reply

  4. Just think of the interesting gift the puppy could have left! Just out of curiosity, how ginormous? My son wears a 14EEE and I’d love to gift him with a pair of nice warm boots.

    Oooo… Not that ginormous. In fact, compared to some of the numbers being tossed around here, not ginormous at all! It’s probably because I have smallish feet (size 6 or 7, depending on the width), as does my husband (9 men’s), and his look so big next to ours. Adam, however, can find his size easily at any shoe store: You guys are talking specialty, really-and-truly ginormous.

    Comment by jwg | December 19, 2011 | Reply

    • My husband wears a 16. I can recommend Doc Martens! Their sizes are European, but they are equivalent to a US size minus one.

      Comment by Samantha | December 19, 2011 | Reply

  5. Sadly, Doc Martens don’t come in extra extra extra you might as well wear the boxes wide.

    Comment by jwg | December 20, 2011 | Reply

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