Thursday, May 28, 2009

Never Give Up (19)

I'm not a quitter. I won't take a break, Jenn.

I also did not give up trying to find Lightening shoes for kellen, that "flash up" in his size. We've been trying for ~2 months! He could hardly keep his hand off other boys Lightening shoes and begs for them regularly. Walmart didn't have his size. Payless had them for $38 - ridiculous! So, I lied to him and said they didn't have any. I shopped around Swift Current today thinking how fun it would be to bring them home for him tonight. Nope, but still, I didn't give up. I stopped at Payless in Moosejaw and the same $38 ones were there. Since there were 40% off signs around, I took them to the till and ask if they might perhaps be on sale also. She checked and said "sorry, but I think there might be a different pair up on top. Yes, there is, but just one pair. It's a 10 1/2! But, I don't know if they light up. Oh, they do! And, they are $10." They rang up as $9 at the till. I did a happy dance. I think she thought I was a little crazy as I gushed about how happy I was and what a great surprise it was going to be. Sometimes the little things make me super happy. Kellen was super excited. I thought he was going to wear them to bed tonight, but we managed to find a space for them right beside his bed.

I had a good trip and successful workshop, but am super tired. It's good to be home.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

"The till" must be one of those Canadian phrases...I had no idea what you were talking about at first! :)

I'm glad Kellen got his shoes!