This week brought some lovely surprises – four if I am exact! One pair of shoes, one pair of slippers and two pairs of socks, all for Lucia. This is unheard of and the beauty of it is we weren’t even really looking – but my mum was.
I have detailed in previous posts how frustrating and upsetting it can be trying to get Lucia footwear, so to have managed to find these four pairs of shoes and socks with relative ease has been wonderful.
Last weekend my mum and sister were out shopping and spotted the most adorable pink ‘TOMS Rompers’. They text me pictures showing how soft, flexible and deep they were so I said buy them! And when Lucia opened the little shoe box she couldn’t wait to try them on! Her left foot slipped in no problem and with a little pushing her right foot went in too – it felt like our very own Cinderella moment! She then spent the next half an hour running laps of the house in her new shoes feeling very proud of herself.
They aren’t shoes to be worn all day, everyday, but they are perfect for warmer weather and particularly for when we head off to France in the Summer. They are soft, lightweight, covered in little breathable holes and fully enclose her feet providing a little compression. But they are also very protective at the same time. They will be ideal on sunny days when she still has to wear her garments but will hopefully help her feet feel a little cooler.
When we took them off they had left the ‘holey’ imprint of the design on her right foot, but as she will only be wearing them for short periods it shouldn’t have any detrimental effect. Mum bought them in a shop here called Clockwork Orange but if you look up TOMS online you will be able to find them.
Slippers and socks
Lucia and I then took mum out for a little shopping trip and in Primark she discovered gorgeous little fairy slippers! As you can see from the picture they are really deep and very cosy with plenty of room. Once again we had a very happy little lady (and mummy!)
While we were there we also decided to have a look for bed socks as Lucia’s little feet have been freezing in the mornings when she comes in for a cuddle. Obviously she never wears socks during the day as she is always in her compression, but even in the pre-compression days socks were a total nightmare as we could never find a pair that didn’t leave big dents around her legs.
But Primark came up trumps again and we found two pairs of soft bed socks with loose(ish) elastic at the top. I bought them, came home and snipped the elastic so they don’t do her any damage and she is currently sleeping sound in her cosy new socks.
The little things
It is amazing how the little things that are usually taken for granted can bring so much joy when they aren’t so straight forward. When we find shoes for Lucia it really does feel extra special – but best of all is seeing her delighted little face when she tries them on and they fit.