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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mr. Fix-It?

Last year around this time, I bought Matt a pair of house shoes. And he loved them. He wore them so much that I recently noticed they were on their last legs. I told him I was going to throw them out and get him a new pair. He immediately told me, no. I ignored him, and decided to snatch them up when he wasn't looking and trash them. Sounds cruel, I know, separating a man and his beloved shoes. But they were literally falling to pieces. And gross.

And then, tonight, he came walking into the living room, happily wearing his newly self-repaired shoes.


Just in case you're wondering, that is neon green duct tape. Yeah, I said duct tape. He was so proud of himself. I didn't even have words to respond.

Oh, and just for good measure.... it's glow-in-the-dark duct tape. I can see him coming a mile away. Oh, Matt. You make my life so interesting. What would I do without you??

8 comments:

sara said...

that is HILARIOUS!!

matt is so funny.

Nel said...

Such a man...lol They just cannot give things up! Even if it is worn out. They are all alike!

until next time... nel

Jill said...

My first thought when I saw that picture was, "Dear Lord, please tell me that is NOT duct tape on those shoes!" Sure enough. That boy was born and bred in Arkansas for sure! Although I have to say, if you're not going to wear a pair of house shoes OUT of the house, why not. That is the thrifty, albeit incredibly unfashionable, way to handle it.

Susan said...

I think that he needs a pair of slippers more than an iPad for his birthday!

Superchikk said...

Ha! That's awesome. He'll never lose those babies! I can say that I've seen duct tape on shoes before, but never lime green, glow in the dark duct tape!

Superchikk said...

And hey, a little more duct tape strategically placed and they'll almost look like Toms!

Guillen said...

LOL. Duck tape DOES fix everything I guess! My husband had wallet that he put back together with duck tape. I chunked that sucker as soon as I got the chance!

Chris said...

How funny! Duck Tape is the fix all tape. When we lose shoes off our horses and are away, we use duck tape. When they have a cut on their feet, we build a medicine boot out of duck tape! Fix all! i am with you Matt! LOL