Slices of Life

A new pair of shoes


November 29, 2023

By: Jill Pertler

I love my wardrobe. Heck, I love clothes.

A lot.

But for years (for decades, people) I put that all on the back burner.

It was due to the kids. It’s always due to the kids, isn’t it? They always bear the brunt of our angst. We sacrifice for them. Gladly.

Because that is what you do. It is what you want to do, as a parent. You wouldn't have it any other way.

I sacrificed for Nike tennis shoes. I sacrificed for American Eagle, Abercrombe, and Lulu Lemon, depending on the kids and the decade.

And I sacrificed for my husband’s clothes as well. He needed suits and ties,...

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