|Slievemore on Achill Island|
Now, Australia is home to the flip-flop or thong as it is known over here. So it's not as if my children have to contort themselves into boots or spend precious minutes lacing up shoes. Oh no, all they have to do is slide their toes between a piece of rubber or plastic and they're off.
But why bother doing that when you can just go barefoot eh? And it's not just my kids, it's all of them! I don't mind my kids running around barefoot at the park but I usually put my foot (with some form of footwear on it!) down when it comes to walking along the streets with no shoes on. However, on Friday La-la insisted her feet were cooking inside her sandals and begged to be allowed to walk home from school barefoot. It had been a long week and admittedly it was boiling so, figuring this wasn't a battle I needed to have as I dreamed of reaching the shelter of the air-con, I acquiesced. And so it came to pass that the daughter of the man who wandered through his childhood with no shoes on his feet, came to watch her daughter walk along the road home with no shoes on hers. Life - it's a funny old game.
|La-la - Barefoot & Blissful|