Oh come on! Admit it, of all things I could list reasons to love, I bet you wouldn’t have thought about that!
For her first child, Mom seems to have put a lot of efforts in molding the perfect feet! She did a great job, and even after 40 years (well, ok, not so much the first one) of walking on them, I still like them very much!
1- My feet are small
Name me one girl who really wishes she had bigger feet! Note that I bet there is such a girl, somewhere… Maybe several, you even might know one, but the large majority of us members of the girly kingdom prefer to have smaller feet. And mine are tiny, but not “I’ve-been-strapping-them-since-I-was-a-child” like the old Chinese tradition! No, just natural tiny!
2- My feet took me to lots of places
Did I hear “Denmark”, in the back of the room? Yes indeed, three times already, and longing to go back! But my feet took me to lots of other places like the US, France, Belgium, Spain, Guinea… And not once did they let me down! Ok, once, during a trip in France, I fell down the stairs and had to wear a brace and walk with crutches. That was a -1 foot trip, but to its defense, it was the ankle’s fault!
3- My feet have soft skin
Even after 40 years and a lot of walking. I wish I could take credit for that, telling you how very caring I’ve been with the Footsies since my teenage years… But I didn’t. I do occasionally give them a little cream treatment, but only because it feels good. I never had bunions, or calluses… No ingrown toenail, no athlete’s foot. Not even dry skin.
4- My feet never cramp
I know a lot of people get foot cramps. Those look very painful, and a bit scary… You know when toes get a mind of their own, and you’d swear they are auditionning for a remake of the movie “The Exorcist”? If you get them, I feel for you… But I don’t. Thank you, little piggies, for sparing me!
5- My feet have a radar option
It is a well known fact that the typical foot has an irresistible attraction for everything hard and pointy. Wall corners, door sides, furniture feet… If it hurts, the average person will kick it at least a couple of times a year. I know Chéri has bruises between his toes all the time. My feet are on a constant lookout for imminent dangers around the house. Even in the dark, I don’t remember the last time I hurt myself kicking into something else than a ball.
6- My feet are fancy
Yeah, the Footsies like to dress up! And they give me a reason to buy all kinds of fancy socks. Mostly furry ones, because the feeling is so nice! The more colorful, the better! We’re not crazy about shoe-shopping, because I prefer to treat my feet with comfortable walking shoes, but when we go fancy, any stilletto pair compliments them! Leftie also wears an ankle chain, and you could think that’s an ankle thing, but without my feet, it would keep falling out all the time.
7- My feet are pretty
I wouldn’t say that about every part of my body, but I do think the Footsies are cute. They have nice straight even toes, and no flaw that would make me hesitate to denude them. Too bad I don’t get to show them more often… Then again, nice feet are not what men usually go for in a woman. *sigh*
Oh, and so you know… I realize it is silly to give attention to feet, but at least I didn’t make a “7 reasons I love my butt” list!