Friday, February 01, 2008

Baby Toes

Hello Running Mommies:

Today I sat in the rocker nursing my 13 month old and spent some time contemplating her beautiful baby feet and toes. They were just perfect. They fit in the palm of my hand and each tiny toe is perfectly formed. I looked at them for a while and caressed them, tickled them, kissed them and was in awe.

The thoughts took me to my size 10 maybe 10 1/2 not so beautiful feet/toes. I've always had big feet - at least the same size as my husband and definitely wider. Insults of all insults these flappers even got bigger with each baby. Size 9 seems petite to me these days. The thing is. I love these feet despite their very unfeminine girth. They have gotten me far. They've done 26.2 twice without complaining. They love to walk, they really love to run and they do not ask much. I'm alawys amazed that my husband never makes fun of them. They really are pretty ugly, but maybe because I love them so much they do not offer themselves up to ridicule. Lace them up and away we go........

Smiles,
Trice

5 comments:

Crumbs said...

Wonderful! And as my mother always teased me: wide feet make better swimmers! Bring on the Triathlons!

wusgirl1 said...

I know exactly what you're talking about. My daughter (3yo) has perfect feet - always has. I thought it was a baby thing, but they still look absolutely perfect. And, like you, I look at my feet (and my husband's) and think where did they come from..

Anonymous said...

My husband makes fun of my long, "finger-like" toes, but I mock his practically webbed feet. So far, both of our kids have normal looking feet...

S. Kimzey Daniels said...

My feet are long, flat, bony and unbelievably flexible. I used to hate them but I now think they are the loveliest things I've ever seen.
What an interesting subject.
You know, when I lived in Germany I went to a class to learn German. The instructors told us (people from all corners of the world) to write about our shoes. All of the stories were deeply personal and related to each individuals homeland. I thought that was beautiful.

S. Kimzey Daniels said...

I meant to say individual's, with an apostrophe...