If the shoe fits…

February 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

As I sat down to my feast of unhealthy Super Bowl snacks and began the second quarter of the Steelers vs. Packers game, I heard my daughter coughing. I ran faster than Carl Lewis (OK, that’s a stretch) to check if she was OK. She’s getting over the typical preschooler cold and can’t seem to kick the germs. After I gave her a tissue it all came rushing back to me…

A red shoe. A tiny red shoe. Tiny. So small this shoe, yet the power it wielded! I never truly appreciated how easy it was for adults to control the air coming in and out of their nose until Cali stuck a tiny red shoe up her nose last Super Bowl Sunday. She was a little over 3 years old at the time and didn’t quite understand what it meant to “blow your nose”. An ambulance ride later we were at the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, where we spent a couple of hours trying to teach Cali how to blow her nose. After which, the doctor spent about another hour trying to get the little red shoe from out of my daughter’s nose.

I probably lost about 10 years from my life because of that night, but I can’t help myself from laughing a little as my daughter blows her nose into the tissue I just gave her. Lesson learned: Throw out every tiny princess shoe in the house. Celebrate every milestone.

red princess shoe






Yes, we kept the shoe.


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  1. Tweets that mention If the shoe fits… : Random Interweb Findings -- Topsy.com on February 6, 2011 11:24 pm

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