Hands up all those of you who have...children with width fitting 'E' feet. (You thought I was talking about something else didn't you, you naughty lot). Come on, hold those hands right up there. No. No-one. I thought as much.
How come every single time I go into Clarks, the only shoes they have in the sale are pretty much 'E' width. I don't know a single friend with children who has ever had feet that narrow - boys and girls!
Today I bought my 1 year old her first pair of walking shoes. Yep, you guessed it, I scanned the lovely sale shoes (I don't care if they were last years styles) and found about 4 pairs in her size. Out came the lady from the back and said no, no, no, they are no good as they are too narrow. Yes, of course they would be. But look, they have lovely, 'Just in for this season' shoes that will fit her width beautifully. Who'd have guessed it?
So, instead of getting away with between £11 - £20 for a first pair of shoes that last - what is it? 6 weeks approx? - I have had to pay £28. Yep, £28! I barely spend that on my own shoes and mine last flippin' years.
Rearrange these words : a barrel over have you they (That sounded just like Yoda didn't it).
So, just some new shoes, trainers and wellies needed for 3 year old now but she's got a month of growth left so I can start to save...