March 28, 2008
To whom it may concern:
It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter of apology.
But, first, a disclaimer. You all know that life has been busy at our house lately. What with repairing, cleaning, planting, showing, and worrying, not to mention work, sports, laundry, homework, church, and life in general, shoes haven't exactly been at the top of my list. Heck, these days I'm fortunate to even have a list, but that's another story.
That said, I think most people would readily agree that my children are normally clean, well-dressed, even ironed at times (their clothes, that is, not the children, obviously). So how these shoes of Payton's got past me for the last three months is a great mystery. But, somehow, some way, they escaped me. Until Monday, when Payton made what may be the understatement of the year: "Mom, I need new sneakers." Ya think????????
No need for pity--we can afford new shoes. There are plenty of new shoes to be had, I'm certain. And I can safely say that never (save for the last three months) has one of my children left the house in anything even close to resembling these sad excuses for footwear. But, what's done is done. Please accept my apologies.
The "sneakers" (term used loosely) are now safely on their way to their new home. And Payton has a brand new pair. Please be sure to notice them and restore a small measure of my dignity.
Thank you for understanding.
Payton's negligent mother