Okay, so I normally write about every day life in the moors household, the things we get up to, what the boys get up to but today is going to be different.
I am going to have a moan.....
For those of you who follow regularly, you will know a bit about Beanie.
He is a quiet boy, very set in his ways, very well behaved and very black and white. If he is told not to do something, he won't do it. He struggles to understand why some children are naughty. He is an absolute angel really.
So when I buy him clothes and shoes I know they will last. He doesn't throw himself around, get dirty, he doesn't graze his knees.
Imagine my surprise then, when I went to clean his school shoes last weekend to find that he had gone through the leather on the toes on both of them, and I mean actually gone through, the leather has split.
Now if Beanie was playing football at playtime or crawling around the playground on his hands and knees, I could understand it, but this is Beanie, he hates football and prefers to sit and read his book at playtime. He occasionally plays 'It' but that is as good as it gets, so how can he go through them!
What is even more annoying is that I only bought them for him just after Christmas, so he has worn them for 10 weeks!
10 weeks!!!!!! Surely a pair of shoes should last more than ten weeks.
I would take them back but I can't find the blasted receipt, so what do I do. I am reluctant to buy him another pair, they may not last till the end of the school year, but he needs shoes....
Do I buy a cheap pair as these were £35 from a certain well known shoe shop (Clarks!) and haven't lasted five minutes, or do I fork out for something more robust? I really don't know.
As for Clarks, the more I think about them the more they annoy me. Our nearest branch is in Plymouth, 15 miles away, the kids shoes are on the first floor, a small lift takes you up but you can't fit a double buggy in it - there's logic there - not!! We have to go as a family so moors-daddy can carry Monkey, so we can get the single pram in the lift - it's a nightmare - maybe I won't go back!