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  • Some Occasions Just Call For Fancy

    January 18, 2007

    I went to Wal-Mart today and there was no incident. I just wanted to report that.


    Last week when Sean and I went grocery shopping, he was very insistent that he wear his dress shoes. With his sweatpants. I tried to tell him there was no reason to get all fancied up, that we were just going to Wal-Mart and he might not want to go to the trouble. But he was insistent saying, “I need to be fancy.” And well, I can understand that. Sometimes one needs to be fancy, even if it is just at Wal-Mart.

    The extra effort was not lost on the greeter.

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    1. Sarah S. says:

      Are those sweatpants that smiley, fancy shoes are sticking out from under? I love a guy who can be fancy when he needs to be.

      January 17th, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    2. chilihead says:

      Fancy at two is cute. Fancy at three, you better watch. Fancy at four and I’m just sayin’.

      Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

      January 17th, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    3. Marian says:

      Now those are “happy feet!” I’m hoping you were able to get those stickers off of those spiffy shoes when he was all done being fancy. Well, if not, God bless the inventor of Goo-Gone (which also does a great job of getting works of unbridled crayon art off of walls, by the way).

      January 17th, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    4. Kara says:

      LOL what a cutie!

      January 17th, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    5. wordgirl says:

      Sometimes the smallest effort is noticed. Clearly that’s the case with Sean’s shoes. Good for him!

      January 17th, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    6. Karla~Looking Towards Heaven says:

      oh good heavens — that is CUTE!!

      and something my 3 yr old would do too… but with his “huntin'” pants…


      January 18th, 2007 at 2:04 am

    7. Tara says:

      That made me smile. Thanks Sean.

      January 18th, 2007 at 4:11 am

    8. Beck says:

      Uh oh to Chilihead’s comment – I have an almost-five-year old who still enjoys being dapper. He’s a manly guy, though – despite his love of bowties and patent shoes – so I always pictured him being the well-clad James Bond type and not Truman Capote. Either way, he’s my baby.
      How cute are those stickers on Sean’s shoes?

      January 18th, 2007 at 6:17 am

    9. jeana says:

      So he wanted to gett all gussied up? Wonder where he gets that. 🙂

      January 18th, 2007 at 6:43 am

    10. Everyday Mommy says:

      What a gentleman! I’m grinning from ear to ear.

      January 18th, 2007 at 6:45 am

    11. Antique Mommy says:


      Yes, he does like to gussy, but I wouldn’t let him shave his legs. Not just for Wal-Mart anyway.

      January 18th, 2007 at 7:22 am

    12. Anne Glamore says:

      Isn’t it funny that I, too, am concerned that you were able to safely remove the stickers!

      You can see they’ve burned me before. Bah!

      January 18th, 2007 at 7:52 am

    13. lrlwreath says:

      That is adorable, and praise God for the greeter that noticed!!

      January 18th, 2007 at 8:20 am

    14. jen says:

      Well, he is just like his mommy. Did he wear Spite flavored perfume too?

      January 18th, 2007 at 8:41 am

    15. maggie says:

      Adorable. I know all about fancy too – my kid would wear her black patent leather party shoes every day if I let her.

      January 18th, 2007 at 8:56 am

    16. shelly says:

      Fancy is important. I have two fancy girls who got cowgirl boots in pink and red for Christmas and now those are important for being fancy. My three year old needs a scarf tied somewhere so when Minnesota Mom reccommended Fancy Nancy I knew we needed this book. Maybe Sean needs it too. The girl teaches her mom, dad, and brother to be fancy, too.

      January 18th, 2007 at 9:44 am

    17. Wendy Boucher says:

      You’ve got to love a little boy who appreciates the need to be fancy now and then. Nice work, mom.

      January 18th, 2007 at 10:45 am

    18. Shalee says:

      It’s kind of like when someone gets gussied up for a school open house. Or something.

      You’re lucky. My son still puts his on his nose.

      January 18th, 2007 at 10:47 am

    19. Damselfly says:

      Aw. That’s what I love about children. Every day is an occasion.

      January 18th, 2007 at 11:52 am

    20. Robbin says:

      So cute! My son has exactly TWO pairs of shoes – sneakers and crocs. BTW – I followed your advice, and even though I couldn’t find a Cavendars, I did find a western store. It’s off to buy cowboy boots!

      January 18th, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    21. Lynn says:

      If only his life could always be so happy. Don’t you just wish you could wave a magic wand and make it so? He is way way way precious!

      January 18th, 2007 at 9:11 pm

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