Thursday, April 16, 2009
tristan's first nikes
those of you who perused coraline.com before seeing the movie may have learned about the nike dunk shoe giveaway. in order to enter your name in a sweepstakes for a pair of hand sewn nikes, you had to wait for the code word at the very end of the credits. and so tashi and i did that. the credits were worth sitting through anyway, as there was some really good 3-d action. when i got home i entered the code word and both of our names for a pair of funky shoes. and guess who won a pair? me!
well, so, they arrived today. and guess what. the size 8.5 i received is a men's size 8.5. that would be way too big for me, but certainly not big enough for dan. i wrote to the give away folks, and they pointed me to the rules page which clearly points out the available sizes are men's sizes. i was told, "we are unable to exchange prizes." i even begged a little.
if i'd gone two sizes less, i probably would be taking a walk in my funky new hightops with black coraline buttons at the top of the laces. but noooooo. lesson learned: read the rules!
so i was feeling rather sad about it all and thinking, well, maybe i can sell them someday on ebay for a huge wad of cash. that really wasn't making me feel any better because when a girl wants to wear a pair of new shoes, there's just no getting around it. then i realized, i can save them for tristan. and that made me really happy.
though i probably would still exchange them if they let me. does that make me a totally selfish mom?