The Shoe Store is open for cute customers!
Although I’m a big believer in Christmas festivities starting after Thanksgiving, I don’t get that luxury here in Moz – with 34 munchkins to prepare for, I need to start early!
I have been collecting shoes since Children’s Day (june 1) and we’ve also received a huge donation from China recently so I had a lot of shoes to set up for the boys to try on. I would prefer to surprise them but there’s no way I can estimate the size for 34 boys! What you see here is about a third of the shoes, there were two more lines on the floor.
Out of 34, I only didn’t have a pair to fit ONE boy! Amazing! I think there were others his size and they got it before him. So I’ll be on the look out for a pair of shoes for Gil.
In case you’re curious how I do it, I line up all the shoes in size order. Then I start with the biggest boys and usually invite two or three in at a time but a couple extra slipped in when this photo was taken. I compare the size of their feet and the boy with the biggest goes first. They choose the ones they want to try on (while I pray they find something they like that fits!).
In the past I have bought almost all their shoes so they were new (and set aside the new ones from donations so they’d be equal). But since we had a big donation, it seemed a waste to not use them even though they are used.
Amazingly, every boy was happy with the pair he chose! Sweetie pies!
Next up – arranging new outfits for 34 little pumpkins!