Friday, August 22, 2008

Houdini Dog and School Starts

Ilio BROKE out of his crate today.

This was the first day he's spent in the crate with no one home. He's been in there at night without too much trouble. However, I've come to the conclusion that the crate just wasn't big enough for him. A dog should be able to stand up and turn around comfortably in their crate, and his was just not quite big enough for that. Plus he likes to lay down with his long, long legs straight out to the side, and he certainly couldn't do that in there.

Now my issue is how to afford the XL dog crate that costs about $160?? Hmmm. Craigslist here I come.

The kids started school yesterday. I was fortunately able to spend a lot of time at home with them this summer, and dropping them off yesterday made me feel sad. Useless. Empty. I know a lot of moms who are eager for school to start and get back into their "regular" schedule. Not me. I could have gone on like that forever.

So, I borrowed a pair of shoes from a friend to go with a dress for an upcoming wedding. Today I decided to try out the shoes to guage their comfort level. Um, can we say Chinese foot binding?! Yep, that's about how they felt. Of course, I was going bare foot, no socks or anything else to buffer the insides of the shoes from my little feet. Went to my favorite store at lunch and grabbed some Peds-like socky things. You know, the ones that just barely cover the bottom and sides of your feet? These even have padding on the bottom! Okay, so now I'm sorry I waited so long to buy them. It's like night and day! (Right up there with Spanx)


SissyMerks said...

You know I have yet to come across a pair of dress shoes that don't feel like Chinese foot binding!! I am a slip on flats and sneakers kind of gal myself. I hate when I have to wear dress shoes!

Colleen said...

ugh! amazing how expensive those crates are, huh? I swear they should brush the dog and clean themselves. Hope you find it!

I also discovered the love that is Peds (or cheap rippoffs) and thought they were the best $3 investment evah!