Thursday, March 26, 2009

Psychic Friend I'm NOT

Do any of you remember Dionne Warwick's Psychic Friends Network?

Did you know that apparantly Vivica Fox is the new in-house psycho psychic? Don't believe me?

HAHA!!! Shoot! Grandy is digressing already!!! For the record, I do like you, Vivica. You're beautiful. JUST SAY NO!!

Anyway...boy did I start this with a tangent...Grandy's son apparently believes that Grandy works for this same psychic friend's network.

Here's the scene:

(Two weeks ago)

Him: Mom, can I get some new shoes?
Me: Why? Do yours not fit?
Him: No, their fine. They're just starting to break down.
Me: (nerding out on a budget with taxes coming) Honey, I'll see about working that in on the next pay period, if you can wait until the end of the month, okay?
Him: Okay.
Me: Your feet are alright in them?
Him: Yeah.

...Fast Flipping Forward to this past Sunday...
Him: Mom, can we get me some new shoes yet?
Me: (looking at his feet) We're NOT at the end of the month yet, honey. We just had your birthday. Are your feet alright?
Him: Yeah, they're just breaking down.
Me: Hang in there, buddy. Just a little over a week (trying to fix the instant gratification that runs rampant in the Grandy household).

...enter Hubby...blah blah - let's go look at some - blah...

Go to mall. Walk into exactly 8 shoe stores trying to find HIS shoes, that he MUST have, that are under $70 (not getting anywhere).

Me: Well let's at least try some on and see where we're at. Maybe we can get "this" brand, rather than "overly-priced" brand?
Him: (pouting) I suppose.
Me: Let's get a size and fit at least.

Sales-lady: What size?
Me: Well let's see, his size is currently 8.5...let's try a 9 or 9.5.
Sales-lady: Okey- Dokey!

He tries on the 9 - no good

Tries on the 9.5 - no good


Sales-lady: would appear his shoes are still too small.
Me: (flashing mother of the year signs and images of CPS at her front door in her head) Um... let's try a 10?
Sales-lady: Okey-Dokey! (Twit)

Yes folks...Grandy is again up for mother of the year points. Apparently I have been making my son get around in shoes that were 3 sizes too small.

The better part? Got his report card on Friday.

How did he get a "B" in P.E.?

The shoes in his locker are 7.5.

HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO KNOW?? I thought it was because they were looking like this...

Good thing he's cute because he's NOT earning extra credit in his communication skills any time soon.



Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I have so been there, done that. Grrr.

Deanna said...

Well, he wears DC's - I can understand why you might stretch them out and put off buying new ones! heck, I've been tempted to cut the toes off and say "Make it work - remember how much they cost?!?"

Joyce-Anne said...

Believe it or not, I've been there too. How sad for me, she's only 7 years old...mother of the year, I'm not.

Persnickety Ticker said...

I went through a period with mine that I was having to buy new shoes every two weeks because her feet were growing like some kind of weird experiment.

And then it just stopped and she has been wearing the same shoes for months now. She is wearing holes in them.

Christina said...

Well gosh, I have NO IDEA what you are TALKING about!! ;->>

Size 10??!!! Holy crap, my guy is (I think, probably should check on this!!) wearing a 6!

songbird's crazy world said...

OMG the poor kid!

songbird's crazy world said...

OMG the poor kid!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

My feet are shrinking, and hair is starting to jet out from my ears ... boy I wish I was young again!
I remember having to have the "right" shoes. When I was 15 it was the first of the NIKE swoosh stripe shoes. HAD to have them.
Now I get the cheapest ones at Walmart.

HA HAAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!

Times change so quickly

Grandy said...

Jenn~ Grrrr is RIGHT!!

Deanna~ I didn't think to cut the toes OFF! Brilliance!!

Joyce-Anne~ We could start a club.

Persnickety~ Oh at least she's slowed down for now.

Grandy said...

Christina~ You better check that sizing.

Songbird~ I know...poor kid, mean mom.

Speedcat~ Oohh Is it sacreligious to not even like Wal-Mart?

Suzanne said...

that reminds me, I should go check the child's sneakers. He didn't need new ones at the beginning of the school year, and he's been favoring the Crocs Mammoths...

Tricia said...

I couldn't figure out why my then two-yeare old cried every time I put his shoes on him. It took a week for it to dawn on me that the shoes were too small.

I'll meet you in the non-moms-of-the-year hall of fame.

phd in yogurtry said...

BTDT. They have not been taught the correlation between foot pain and shoe size. Not our fault. Promise.

Mrs. F said...

Hahaha. Already a man, with that kind of communication.

Creature of habit, too, huh? Are those the EXACT same shoes as his old ones? How cute is that. At least he knows what he likes!

The Mother said...

You are, indeed, a terrible mother.

But every one of us has been there.

I'll send you one of my "Bad Mother of the Year" plaques. Display it proudly.

Grandy said...

Suzanne~ You must come back to I feel better.

Tricia~ I think our club is growing...just in the comments.

PhD~ Thank you!

Mrs. F~ HA!! Not much gets past you. Those aren't the new ones. I just saw the same ones and wanted to show what they were supposed to look like.

The Mother~ I will display it proudly indeed!!

Raymond said...

Just tell me you didn't get the Brazilian Power Crystal off the Psych Network

Grandy said...

Raymond~ NO!! But I think I WANT ONE!! Sounds kinda cool!!