Monday, April 14, 2008

Summer Shoe Pledge



Summer is right around the corner, and last week in California we had a preview of what lies in store for us in regards to the beautiful warm weather. (Personally, although I love the sunshine, I really love overcast rainy days that allow me to sit near a fire, wrapped up in a warm blanket with a hot cup of coffee and a good book!)

Therefore, I thought I would share the following summer shoe pledge with all of you fellow gals that love opened toed shoes as much as I do. Enjoy!

Summer Shoe Pledge

Please raise your big toes and repeat after me:

As a member of the Cute Girl Sisterhood, I pledge to follow the rules when I wear sandals and other open-toe shoes.
  • I promise to always wear sandals that fit.
  • My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs. And the sides and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps.
  • I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free. I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe.
  • I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.
  • I will shave the hairs off my big toe.
  • I won't wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker, mother, sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it the real good. (NOTE: Sandalfoot pantyhose are acceptable :-))
  • If a strap breaks, I won't duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.
  • I will not live in corn denial, rather I will lean on my good friend Dr. Scholls if my feet need him.
  • I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids' sizes. This is out of concern for my safety, and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.
  • I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell and begin to look like Vienna sausages.
  • If I have been privvy to the magic that is Foot Soup, I will share that knowledge and experience with the non-initiated.
  • I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend/sister/coworker when she asks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals. Someone has to tell her that her toes are as long as my fingers and no sandal makes creepy feet look good.
    Can I hear y'all say Amen?!

11 comments:

Karen Hopper said...

Amen! Heard you "loud and clear". Adorable post - and oh, so true.

Anonymous said...

I vow to keep this pledge all summer long....In fact I am just going to promise and keep if for Kellee too since she is going to BUST OUT this summer :-)

LW

Anonymous said...

You have my vow too Sis. Monica!!! Another reason I loved ya then and was so happy to see you at Youth Convention this year! You are so funny! I will do my part and pass on the pledge to Sista's in our town too!

Love ya,
~Michele

Ari & Jaimee Prado said...

Moni,
I just love the shoe. LOL
Jaimee

Monica Hassas said...

Sis. Hopper - Leah and I are working real hard to get Kellee in some hot little sandals! We'll keep you posted on our progress. LOL

Leah - Yep, Kellee is going to kill us both! LOL

Michele - It was so good to see you too! Please keep in touch! Love ya

Jaimee - I love the shoes too, but too bad I can't afford them! They are Kate Spade! (sigh)

Karen Hopper said...

Speaking from a mother's standpoint - YES, Kellee will get you and Leah, one way or another.

Anonymous said...

Amen!!! There is nothing worse than cute shoes and nasty feet/toes...what a waste of a good shoe. I vow to keep my feet fresh and I will be getting my pedi on all summer long...
Your Favorite Daughter
Rose :-)

Vonney said...

haha! That was too cute! You got my pledge! I wish more people followed this foot etiquette! lol

Monica said...

Amen! I pledge!

Monica Hassas said...

Vonney,
Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I wish more people would follow these rules. I honestly cannot stand waiting in line at a store or even during altar call to look down and notice one's crusty feet! Ewwwwwwwwwwwww LOL

Jana Allard said...

This is great!!! LOL It should printed out like a tract and handed to women. Sounds like good doctrine to me! LOL

 
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