I bought AJ squeaky shoes.
Seriously, she hates them. She flips out each and every time she sees them.
The first time I thought she was just over tired and it was a weird thing. I brought them out right before bed and she wasn't having it. So I tried again the next morning. When I strapped them on her feet she literally acted like I was giving her Indian burns (you know, when you grab someone's arm and turn your hands in opposite directions).
I stood her up and she was paralyzed in fear and would not take a single step. When she lost her balance and accidentally squeaked she burst into terrified tears.
I decided that the squeakers were the problem and I just hoped that I hadn't scarred her from the shoes for life. I pried the squeaky parts out of the shoes and was met by the same reaction.
I figured that it was too soon following the initial incident so I put them away to bring out again after a few days had passed.
Imagine my surprise when we were in her bedroom later that afternoon and she walked over to her shoe basket, grabbed them and took them over to D to have him put on her. (Seriously.) Then she looked at them and started getting freaked out. We quickly took the bows off the top and she was as happy as a clam!
If I ever could have imagined that a little white bow would be more frightening than a squeaker in the heel of a shoe, then I'd be classified as Mom of the Year.
Don't worry, a few steps later she realized she was wearing the
I'm really not sure what it is about the shoes that bothers her so much, but I'm really hoping that we can move past it soon because the shoes are so adorably cute!