Thursday, October 2, 2008

look what he made me throw away!


these shoes were my shoes for five years. i wore them every day. i wore them for a year before i met ryan, i met them when we dated, i wore them when it wasn't too freezing in utah where we lived as newlyweds. i wore away the big toe and the heel and had dirty feet because (let's face it) they were barely shoes at the end of their life. then i kept them because i could hardly bear the thought of them being thrown away.

well, in his packing frenzy, ryan insisted we throw them out (he also tried to throw out the trix box that i'm on. that's right, ladies and gentleman! i am on the back of a trix box. it was my modeling career. when ryan balked at my wanting to keep it, i asked him, "where's your trix box?" he doesn't have one. i'm cooler). and i allowed it because he wanted to put them on the patio with all of our other trash and i figured i could sneak them back in to the house and stow them away in a box somewhere (maybe one ryan marked as "things"). i also insisted we take a picture and had to go put clothes on just for the occasion (excuse the shaggy dog look i'm sporting. i merely do not want ava to feel awkward about hers. clearly, i do not do well with haircuts).

here's to you, flip flops! you were the best flip flops in the world. i'm glad i won't have to miss you because i'll be keeping you in a box in the closet where ryan will never find you (until we move again. then we can just repeat the process).

9 comments:

Amber Marie said...

My Ryan has a pair EXACTLY like those- worn toe and everything. I think he has had his longer though. He finally bought a new pair about two months ago- but as you would have it, he still has that nasty pair sitting on our back porch. You guys have a problem...or maybe your spouses do :)

Ryan said...

there might be a flaw in your plan. I am asuming ryan has at least a casual interest in your life and thus probably reads your blog, at least occasionally. He might read this and start digging through stuff boxes. good luck.

Hernan said...

I have a pair of converse all star that can't even think of trowing away. It's too comfortable!...
but I can't wear it on public... because every time i do people feel sorry for me and give me money and say "Please buy yourself a pair of new shoes"

Molly said...

I DEMAND TO SEE THIS TRIX BOX!

taradise said...

I am amused to think of many other treasures that you have accumulated that really just need to be tossed. Maybe it's time to send Stacey London & Clinton Kelly over to your house.

redstarmama said...

You were on a Trix box?! I didn't think you could possibly be any cooler. I was so very wrong!

carol said...

Yeah, do a post about the Trix box. With a picture so we can see how you were possibly on a Trix box. Inquiring minds want to know!
p.s. did you have to actually eat the trix?????

Krista said...

Please tell me he did not make you throw away the trix box after all.

Bells said...

Ahhhh! I remember those famous flip flops from our walking days. I had a blue dress for many years, and I still mourn that loss. Here's to things that are truly loved. Now is there footwear heaven like bunny heaven in the Velveteen Rabbit?