So, the deed is done, 2x new AFO's for Jasmine and Ella.
They are a new pattern, which is proving to be difficult to explain as we are all still calling them our " butterfly shoes "
DH knows how anxious I get when it comes to shoe shopping for the girls, so we decided to go together, with chuppa chups in hand and get the girls fitted.
Previously I have been to a wonderful shoe shop with a great assistant, so we went back there.
I already had the sweats looking around and seeing all these beautiful shoes that I knew wouldn't fit us, but i decided to try and be brave and open minded.
The lady looked at us with a face that screamed " what the hell am I going to do with these"
She suggested some boys shoes that would fit the girls, which made me pick up the girls ( they are heavy ) and storm out of the shop bawling my eyes out.
DH trying to calm me down, stop me from making a scene.
Anyway, I calmed down and realised that the best way for me to do this, is to go to the shops by myself and shove AFO's in the shoes without the girls around.
So last night I spent 3 hours at Knox City going from shop to shop and finding matching 7 & 9's for Jasmine and 9 & 11's for Ella.
I did it.
I got sneakers, slip ons, boots and gumboots.
I spent hours in K mart and I heard " security to shoe section " when a nice, but very obvious young boy says " can I help you"
I said to him, sitting on the floor with piles of shoes and 2 AFO's around me " I am not stealing anything, I am just trying to find shoes for my daughters orthotics. He just slithered away and I thought, " come and get me security I will let you have it "
Anyway, the girls were very excited this morning to have new shoes to choose from and especially little black 'party' shoes that they have been wanting for a while.
I called up my OT and have proposed a 'shoe bazaar' for the other mums of little girls with hemi's as I have so many matching pairs of odd shoes I can't just let them sit in my cupboard.
I will get around to taking photos, and post them here.
So, there you have it, trying to find shoes, is done and dusted until summer when I start the search again.