Shoes – Word of the Week!

Lots of things have happened this week but the strangest thing has to be Star’s shoe.
The kids didn’t go to school on Monday as it was an inset day. On Tuesday morning we couldn’t find one Star’s shoes. To prevent them from being too late for school we had to send her in her trainers. She has about 4 pairs of black shoes but there was something wrong with every pair, too tight, strap broken, heel too worn on one side (it’s the way she walks.)
We spent the whole day looking for her other shoe, including going through the bins. When they came home from school on Friday last week, the last time both shoes were seen, we were in the middle of cleaning out the cupboard under the stairs and threw away a big bag of unused shoes. So we thought maybe her shoe had got mixed up in those, but no, it was a waste of time.

When we hadn’t found the shoe by the time they came home from school I decided to buy her a new pair. We have continued looking for her shoe, but it hasn’t shown up…very strange!

By the way, here are her new shoes, just 3 days old and she’s managed to scuff them badly!

I know they were only cheap shoes, but aaarrrggh!
Anyway, apart from the shoe incident we have had quite an exciting week.
 Star spent the day at her new secondary school and she loved it. She will also spend 3 days there in the summer holidays so the transition in September should be fairly easy. She had a free school meal in the canteen and she said she loved it and there was loads to choose from…at last, no more sandwiches!
Then we had Eldest Daughter’s birthday. We all went out to a nice restaurant for a meal. We had a lovely time and filled our tummies with some lovely food like this….
Today the kids are having a pirates and aliens day at school and have had to dress up. Star and the Little Man usually refuse to dress up for anything but today they have. I can’t wait to see them do their special assembly later.
The Reading Residence


  1. July 1, 2016 / 11:59 am

    I bought my son new shoes again as he would damage them by using them as breaks on his bike or scooter! So I know your pain. School shoes are so expensive!

    Sounds like you had a nice time except for the shoe incident!

    Happy Birthday to your Eldest =)


  2. July 1, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    How very strange! Where is that shoe?! It'll probably randomly turn up in a few weeks time. Glad the birthday was fun and that dessert looks delicious! I hope the assembly goes well, sounds like a fun day of dressing up! Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  3. rebeccabeesley
    July 1, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    how strange about the missing shoe! So glad the secondary school day went well and sounds like the birthday celebrations were enjoyable too. x

  4. July 1, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    Oh dear. How strange loosing one shoe and very annoying having to buy new one's so close to the end of term….I found myself super gluing my youngest girls shoes earlier this week because I refuse to buy new one's before the holidays. hehehe
    Ahh! I'm so glad Star liked her new school….It's always a worry when they start a new school.
    Oh wow! That dessert looks amazing! Yum!
    I hope you had a great day today at the assembly. What fun 😀 x

  5. July 1, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    That's quite a scuff – but it's the second time this week that I've heard of one shoe going missing. There's a one legged shoe thief around, clearly! #wotw

  6. July 1, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    I have to confess we didn't manage to finish off that dessert, it was a pizza cookie and it was seriously the size of a pizza! The assembly was brilliant, thanks 🙂

  7. July 1, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    It reminds me of the missing furniture polish, but that's another story. It did turn up though, six months later! x

  8. July 1, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    ah, so that's what it is, I might have known…probably got all our missing socks too!

  9. July 1, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    Oh yes, bikes and scooters are the worse for scuffs! Thanks for my daughter's birthday wishes 🙂

  10. July 1, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    I really didn't want to buy new, but I couldn't have her hopping to school could I, lol.
    It looks like they won't even last the rest of the school year in one piece though, best find her other one soon. x

  11. mummyhereandthere
    July 2, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    Argh how frustrating, kids shoes make me feel argh! But at least that pudding looks divine X #wotw

  12. carolcliffe
    July 4, 2016 / 10:55 am

    I love your shoe story! Things disappearing at home drive me mad because you just know they have to be there somewhere! I have a big school shoe dilemma as ours never last long either. Not sure whether to spend big and go for high quality, hoping they will last a little longer, or buy cheap so at least I haven't lost too much when I have to replace them regularly?!? #WotW

  13. optrixxaris1
    July 4, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    Oh that is definitely frustrating. My plimsolls went missing from school once. I can truly understand the frustration of losing things. Have a good time watching the assembly. #WotW

  14. August 3, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    Its really a simple design which may not work in a cold season. But for summer it really a great choice, I also have pair of these shoes at home.

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