Wednesday, February 25, 2009

LOAD Day 25 - No lights Mommy no lights...

The challenge today was to use scraps. Well, the ribbon is the only scrap
on the page. I was printing out photos for a different subject when I
found these photos in my Library of Memories drawers.

Looking at these photos brought back so many memories that I had
to sit right down and scrapbook these photos instead of the photos
in the printer. I was a bit emotional for this photo so the camera
shook some. Sorry about that.

The story around the shoes is this...
Buddy picked out these shoes at Payless and wanted them so badly
that we said 'okay'. As we were checking out he started talking about
how they were going to light up in the parking lot on the way to the
car (it was getting dark outside) and that the only reason he couldn't
see them light up inside the store was there was so much light.

We tried over and over to get across to him the shoes did not have
lights and would not shine for him at any time of the day or night.
We showed him they didn't have a place for batteries and there
wasn't a clear spot for lights but he was positive they would light up.

We thought about leaving the shoes and going somewhere else for
him to pick out another pair - one that was obviously not a light
up shoe- but he caught wind of the idea and quickly made it known
that he loved these shoes.

When it was bedtime, he refused to take the shoes off because they
were going to light up and be his night light. He tried everything
to make them light up and even asked for new batteries but we
showed him, again, there wasn't a place to put batteries. After a
while he started saying "no lights mommy no lights" over and over
again and he cried himself to sleep.

It broke our hearts listening to him but he had been
told several times and he chose not to listen. It was a lesson
he needed to learn, how ever painful.

When he got up in the morning we talked about the shoes and
how they hadn't lit up but that they probably had some other
special characteristic. I had him run around 'really fast' outside
and exclaimed he was faster than ever and that I really thought
the shoes were making him fast like Dash from the Incredibles.
He ran around a bit and then declared them his "Dash Shoes".
From then on, he was the fastest of the four of us (treating
us to many displays of incredible speed) and
we didn't talk about the light up shoes again.

He had never shown much interest in lighted shoes before this
and never has since. I guess it was such a disappointment to
him that he doesn't want to bother with it again. Of course, now
he's too old to want light up shoes but that's okay too.

It really made me tear up seeing these photos again almost 5 years
later. So hard to believe it has been that long but time really does

Here is my supply list:
Cardstock - Bazzill
Star Struck patterned paper - BoBunny Shabby Princess Collection
Green alphabet stickers - Thickers by American Crafts
Red rub-on alphabet - October Afternoon
Black & Ivory alphabet stickers - Creative Imaginations
Red star diecut - Reminisce
Red ribbon - plant tie
Black ink -Sharpie

Day 25 is up and now there are only 3 more days!
See you tomorrow!

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