Mattie got new orthotics yesterday. She has been about as happy about wearing them as any one would be. She didn’t seem overly upset, and liked the butterfly print she picked out….. Until today… Today we went to Target to look for new shoes. While shopping I noticed how aware Mattie was of the shoes the other young girls were picking out. The young lady that commented that the “sneakers with the butterflies on them are for babies” took a small piece of Mattie’s soul. My children are not materialistic,they are not brand savvy, they don’t care how much something costs, but it seems that blending in has become super important. It is so hard to watch them care so much what other people think, but also makes me so aware of how often I do the same.
In the end she found a cute pair of purple Chucks that look great with her butterfly braces. Pray for me next week when we try to find a cute pair of dress shoes. 🙂