Once December hits, I typically swap sneakers for boots. But the lack of snow has me seriously reconsidering. I mean…nothing is more comfy than sneaks and socks, right? But which socks? (Of course, if I’m wearing hightops then I gleefully grab the wooliest ones I can find.)
So: If I want to wear my black lowtop sneakers out in the cold….black socks, right? Kind of like that old school man-rule about matching your socks to either your pant leg or your shoes? Something like that? And since I couldn’t *quite* remember which it was (Mike ignores that rule anyway), I did black on black on black because that, my friends, is always a winning combination.
Says me, anyway.
This little monkey had a birthday this week. I cannot believe I have an eight year old. [snort] Eight going on eighteen, I swear. Sometimes he needs a good headlock to remember who his mama is.
I figure this parenting technique should last me….oh…another year? Tops?
Last night his brother fell asleep before Raines did. So we talked about The Beatles (“their music came all the way across the ocean, Mom! That’s pretty powerful”) and math (“it just blows my mind that anything times zero is zero, Mom! Even three hundred times zero is still zero!”) and as he was finally drifting off, all talked out, he murmured “it just feels so good to talk to you, Mom.” And then my heart burst into a zillion pieces and I could barely answer because gratitude and humility and this overwhelming feeling of being so, so blessed…well, they were clogging my throat.
I swear, I will never get tired of having these boys fall asleep in my arms.
coat – NINObrand rain and windproof jacket (designed by the insanely talented Bella. Local gals can set up an appointment here. ) Or for a similar vibe (big hood and longer length), I like the look of this this softshell rain jacket by Betsey Johnson or this hooded coat by Weatherproof.
leggings – Plush liquid leggings (lined in fleece and the warmest pants I own!)
socks – Smartwool socks
sunglasses – Prada c/o Ditto
If you have snow, I’m jealous.