Saturday, January 22, 2011

why rubber boots

Well, I live on the West Coast of Canada.



I teach kindergarten.  That means recess duty in the rain.  And  lots of puddles.

They are very easy to slip on and off.  No laces.                                                                      

As a child I had boring, ugly rubber boots.  My mother (and I love her dearly), was very frugal.  Much (most) of my clothing needed to be suitable for my younger brother who  would wear it a couple of years after me.  Younger brother could not wear the cute ladybug rubber boots that I coveted, so I had serviceable, younger-brother-friendly  black rubber boots.


I now buy my own rubber boots.  I do not have to share them or pass them on to anyone.  My closet door is open  - there is always room for one (pair or two boots) more.



Traditional.
Yellow sou'westers.
Captain Highliner. 


I so would have loved these as a girl.  




More indulgence for my inner child.







I was around in the 60s.  
Even though my parents followed 
Arthur Feidler and the Boston Pops, 
and there was not a chance 
of them tuning in, turning on or dropping out.  




Exploring my Scottish roots would be a good thing.





I love stripes - tried to buy these boots, but they were out of my size.


And there are some rubber boots/shoes 
that will never have a place in my hall closet.


Yes, these are rain shoes.
No possibilities for puddle exploration.



Too many studs and buckles.
I left that behind in the 80s.





Even my Scottish roots cannot find a positive element in these boots.




The very best thing about rubber boots;
kindergarten kids can put them on all by themselves
and no one needs their laces tied.


                                                                                                                     happy puddle jumping       









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