Sunday, February 07, 2010

Footwear Fetish

Pattu has never looked at footwear as anything beyond the functional purpose it is meant to serve. All my efforts to make her wear those cute shoes that go so well with her clothes would only be met with, '..but I like this hawai chappal only amma...' assertion. Till 10th Jan 2010.
Athai had sent some glittering silver sandals through Paati on 10th Jan, which so fascinated her that she wore it to bed despite it being one size small and uncomfortable. Maybe the Foot Fairy cast a spell, she's been asking for every pretty shoe that passes by. The mom who used to take her to the footwear section to entice her is now terrified of taking her anywhere near it. Well, I wished and the Foot Fairy heard I guess...

While at this topic - I was appalled to find footwear for 3 to 6 yr old children with such high heels and some pointed heels too! Even more appalling was the fact that some parents were actually buying them. I wonder if this is the case only in India where there are practically no prescribed laws when it comes to kids' products.   

5 comments:

Lavanya Sriram said...

oh, yes, totally agree with you! I even made a post on this very same thing. Parents should be very careful these days and not be taken away by the glitters and fanciful stuff.

Swati said...

hahahah..too good...either way a problem.

And yes , I wonder how can ppl buy high heels for little feet :O

Uma said...

Lavanya - I personally feel that we ought to have more stringent regulations when it comes to kids' products. I am sure some parents just don't realise that certain things could be harmful

Swati - yeah, true

LIFE_REFACTORED said...

One wise man said.. .'Be careful what you wish for... you may get it'
:)

Uma said...

LR - True, sooo true!! :))