For The Love Of Shoes

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Unlike most women am not really too fond of buying shoes. Oh well, I only do if I really like the design, when I need it the most and I have a budget for it! And since I do not have the need to wear shoes on a regular basis {if you happen to know me, you will have noticed that I normally go out clad in my ever-reliable and most comfy flip flops! :-)) }, I seldom buy. The last time I purchased a pair, a rubber shoes, was earlier this year when I planned to join a local fun run.

One of the reasons why I do not find the need to buy shoes that often is Jared’s dad’s fondness in giving me one. Over the years he has given me quite an assortment of different footwear which I absolutely adore, among them my dainty floral Gola doll shoes, a Vans slip-on, a pair of Havs which I wore all throughout my pregnancy, a pair of Ipanema flip flops which I loved so much I wore it almost every day and to any just about anywhere, and my cool Sanuk slip-ons.

For our anniversary last year, Jared’s dad gave me another Sanuk pair and I simply like it. It was very comfortable and fits my feet perfectly. I love that its washable and that it is a very eco-friendly product, as well. This is now my new go-to shoes whenever I go out and need to wear something more decent than my flip flops!  :laugh:

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Happiness Is Being With My Little Man 24/7

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the rambunctious little one who stole my heart

When Jared was still in my tummy I decided I’d keep my regular job so that I can provide for all his material needs. I have tried it for a few months, in fact, but it really was quite a struggle and the times that I was away from my then little bundle of joy are the most heartbreaking. I really cannot stand to be away from him and just hear about his firsts from my sister who was on babysitting duties at the time. So after a few months of trying and after discussing my plans with his dad, I finally said goodbye from my almost-five-year work. It was the best decision I  have ever made!  :heart:

I get to spend all my waking and sleeping hours with my son and witnessed all his milestones and developments, as well as his antics and his quirks, firsthand. It was a decision I will never regret making and even when it can be stressful, trying, challenging and frustrating half the time, I will never regret deciding to quit earning a greener pasture in favor of being at my son’s beck and call 24/7. It may not have been a walk in the park but I cannot wait for the rest of our adventures to unfold.  After all, our children are only little once and the precious unguarded and spontaneous moments that we missed while we are busy working will never happen again. :-))

This is my share for Blog Photo Challenge and Fat Mum Slim’s #photoadaychallenge. I have been meaning to complete these challenges for a few months now to no avail. Hopefully this July will be my lucky month!  :-)

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A Moment When I realized That My Little Man Is No Longer A Baby

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my little playschooler

Time does fly when one is having fun and I guess no matter how difficult and challenging motherhood is I have the most wonderful time of my life and in retrospect I wonder where the almost-four-years have gone.

My little man is no longer a baby. In fact, I am sensing he will try to get rid of me sooner than I will expect and accept. I was just looking at him during one of those sessions in playschool when this epiphany traversed in my head. Gone were the days when I was the center of his universe and when he was reliant on me on everything that he needed and wanted. Now, he would like to do things on his own, if he can get away with it. He can now spend a considerable amount of time away from me and will only miss me during the first hour that I am away or when I was taking very long with whatever it is that is keeping me away from him.

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story telling time with Teacher Kai, Jared + the rest of his classmates

I know I cannot keep him shielded and protected in my arms and that one day I will just have to let him go and spread his wings and explore what the world has in store for him. I am sure I am going to have a very severe attack of separation anxiety by then, but in the meantime, I will just enjoy the most of what we have together and relish the warmth of his wet kisses and warm embrace while he lets me!

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