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To lose a shoe!

If you were to lose a shoe… Where would you prefer it to be?

Last May, when we traveled to Orlando for Emily’s Dream granted by the Sunshine Foundation of Canada, she lost a shoe!

If you are new to my blog, you can read about How we told Emily about her dream coming true and The day of the dream in my previous posts. 

Back to her shoe!

In my house, we love shoes… We have lots of them and keep buying them. 

Emily and I can share her shoes as her feet are slightly longer than mine. She can’t borrow my heals but I can borrow her flats. 

Life is good. 

On May 6th, we visited Universal Studios with our only objective to visit Harry Potter world. 

We prepared for our visit by having a Harry Potter movie marathon in February.

 We bought snacks… Lots of snacks!

And watched all the Harry Potter movies.  We started Friday night and were done by bed time on Sunday. 

What a waste of a weekend… Right? 

We live in Atlantic Canada, this was my driveway the weekend of our movie marathon.  Can you see my red car? 

That’s how I justify our movie marathon. 

Fast forward to May 6th. It’s a hot day for us winter people but that won’t stop us. 

Emily and Jonathan are trying all the roller coasters they can find and I’m taking pictures. 

The day was perfect. 

Emily was laughing


We bought her a wand and a robe. 

We bought her almost everything she asked for. It was after all her dream vacation!

On their second time on the dragon roller coaster, Emily came out looking like this!

She lost a shoe and the guy at the end of the ride told them that we would never see it again! 

When we asked where we could buy shoes or sandals, we were told that maybe at the store by the park entrance…

Here’s a map for you in case you’ve never been there. Emily lost her shoe in the top right corner of the map and the store was in the bottom left corner…

She walked the whole way back asking me to give her my shoes so she would be more comfortable. 

I said no

I don’t say no to Emily really often but in that instance, I said no repeatedly…

To every single person we passed, she said: “I lost a shoe”

Than looked at me and said: “mom, I lost a shoe, can I have your shoes?”

To which I said no. Again and again and again.

The walk probably took us 20-30 minutes… Maybe even longer. 

I bought flip flops (sandals) and Emily got my shoes, finally. 

We had to remind her before each roller coasters to not play with her shoes. 

Emily loves to tell the story!  It’s like an achievement. 

So, let me ask you, if you were to lose a shoe… Where would you prefer it to be?


15 thoughts on “To lose a shoe!

  1. So sweet and so real letting her feel the reality of having lost the shoe. And, this brings back so many memories of when Allie was younger. I can’t tell you the number of times we have had to retrace our steps in a large store because, when we got ready to check out, we saw that Allie had lost a shoe. Thankfully, we always found them. I seriously thought about getting some double sided tape and putting it on her feet to keep her shoes on.
    Me, I don’t walk any distance without shoes other than from the bedroom to the bathroom. My feet are in such bad shape that I NEVER want to lose a shoe. Tell Emily I feel for her and hope she never loses one again.

    • πŸ™‚ Emily was so excited to tell people she had lost a shoe… I don’t think she grasp the reality of it all. No real concept of money value either… πŸ™‚ she did, however, realized quickly she had to look at where she was walking. Maybe that was the lesson in that experience!

    • Thank you for sharing! My experience with golfing is limited… A couple of “staff” party involving golf and alcohol come to mind but even at that, my shoes stayed on. I did walk on a PGA course at night just before the sprinklers were turned on but there again my shoes stayed on. How does someone lost a shoe on a golf course? Had to get your ball in the lake? πŸ™‚
      I have lost a shoe in the water, after being thrown in from the dock…!
      But never while golfing.

  2. First of all, Harry Potter marathon? Not a waste of time at all! I do it at least once a year. (I also indulge in a Lord of the Rings Marathon (Extended Edition of course) every December 25th, because I have nothing better to do on that particular day. (I look forward to it all year) But this story reminds me of the time my mom and two of my little brothers went to McDonald’s after a movie many MANY years ago. I was an angst ridden self absorbed teenager at that time, whereas my brothers were much younger. Mom and I were consuming our dinner while they played in the play area. Jared suddenly emerged from the ball pit and was sitting on the steps with a downtrodden look on his face. Mom says: “(expletive deleted.) Jared lost a SOCK!” (like it was the end of the world.) I chuckled immediately. It was not my best choice of action.

    • That’s funny πŸ™‚ I probably had a WTF?!?! Reaction originally. Maybe 5 seconds of it because her smile and laughter was contagious. I just couldn’t imagine how far the nearest shop with footwear was. You would think that a roller coaster park could have strategically place overpriced sandals/shoes kiosk

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