Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Never Say Never

I’ve come to believe that the words “I will never…” actually mean “one day I will, and I will grimace when I remember that I said I never would.” When my mom visited me a few weeks ago, I complained about some slight knee pain I was having. She recommended that I wear “Crocs” around the house because walking barefoot on our hard, tile floors probably wasn’t helping my knees. Then I told her, “Mom, I’ll never wear Crocs. They’re ugly.” Just then I think the gods of fate laughed to themselves. Because today I got a care package of “knee therapy” from my mom that included the cutest sandals. I fell in love with them before I could realize that…they’re Crocs! So, I’m officially breaking my no-Crocs policy. I like them too much to let them go, and they happen to be super comfy and supportive, which my knees appreciate.

And now I can’t help remembering a few other times I said “I’ll never…”

“I’ll never date a fighter pilot.” Result: Not only dated one, but married him.

“I’ll never train for a marathon.” Result: Trained for one last summer.

I want to thank my mom for proving – once again – that sometimes I don’t know what I’m missing out on.

At least this time when I’m eating my words, my feet and knees will be thanking me.

18 comments:

Adrienne said...

I would never know those were Crocs -- they're cute! And I bet they're super comfy, too!

Amber said...

Those are so cute! I thought I hated Crocs too, but maybe I don't!

New Girl on Post said...

I normally hate Crocs...but I'll make an exception for those!

nanny said...

Love it!!! Good ole mom isn't so stupid, uh??? I like those crocs, gonna have to go shopping now! I have a couple of pair and they are very comfortable.

Annie said...

Mom's do know best!

Allison said...

But they don't look like Crocs, so that's okay. Perhaps you should start saying "I will never win the lotto" and "I will never meet Johnny Depp."

Kel said...

those are cute and while many of us have said 'I'll never wear crocs' - they've almost become stylish with their new looks!

Hope your knees feel better soon!! :)
~K

jlc said...

Oh no for knee therapy!! My right one has been KILLING me lately thanks to all the running.

What happened with yours?!

Hope it heals fast and soon!

And yes, that'd sooo be me. I hate crocs also.

d.a.r. said...

Oh those are cute though!! No dorky grandma garden clogs for you!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Haha! I love those sandles!

Jenna said...

Seriously I wouldn't have guessed those are crocs! They are so cute! I've said the same thing but seeing those might change my mind!

southeastcountrywife said...

totally relate on the "never" thing!!! :)

Jen's Farmily said...

Those don't look like crocs, so maybe that doesn't count. :)

Miss. Beach Bound said...

I love my Crocs, I have them in Platform Sandals, they look like dress shoes. No kidding, nobody can tell the difference. Most of the time, I tell people they're Crocs. You cannot beat the comfort!

Playful Professional said...

I almost bought myself a pair of these but couldn't get myself to do away with the no Crocs policy.

Stephanie said...

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Rebecca said...

Crocs are actually getting a lot cuter now. I just ordered some Crocs flats. They are really cute, and most importantly they are SO comfy!

The Mrs. said...

ooh I swore off crocs too but your right those are adorable!