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In which he had 17 pairs

Kevin didn’t want me to write this post but every once in a while I just have to ignore him and this is one of those times.  It all started the other day when we were in our room.  Here’s what went down.  And by the way, it was Sunday.


Kevin:             so, I have some errands to do today.

Me:                  like what?

Kevin:             well, I think I could use a new pair of sneakers.

Me:                  workout shoes?

Kevin:             yeah, these are getting pretty worn out

Me:                  that’s fine but one condition

Kevin:             what?

Me:                  You need to throw out some of the old pairs if you’re buying a new pair

Kevin:             what are you talking about?

Me:                  the closet is absolutely filled with sneakers

Kevin:             no it’s not

Me:                  yes it is

Kevin:             no its not

Me:                  yes it is and they’re ALL yours

Kevin:             I don’t have that many pairs

Me:                  you’re like a hoarder with sneakers

Kevin:             you’re exaggerating

Me:                  I’m going to count them

Kevin:             that’s ridiculous

Me:                  one, two, three …

Kevin:             you can’t count my basketball shoes

Me:                  ok, four, five, six …

Kevin:             there’s really not that many

Me:                  seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven …

Kevin:             well perhaps …

Me:                  oh there’s more over on that shelf: twelve, thirteen, fourteen …

Kevin:             you’ve made your point

Me:                  I’m not done yet! Fifteen, sixteen …

Kevin:             STOP

Me:                  ok, I think it’s seventeen but I should double check

Kevin:             did you count my basketball shoes?

Me:                  no, I didn’t count your TWO pairs of basketball shoes even though after 4 knee surgeries you don’t play basketball anymore

Kevin:             how many pairs of sneakers do you have?

Me:                  TWO

Kevin:             two?

Me:                  yeah, when I buy a new pair I take the oldest pair out to the garage to be my work shoes and then throw out my old work shoes.

Kevin:             well, I suppose I could cull it out

Me:                  ya think?

Kevin:             well, don’t write about this.

Me:                  why? It’s no worse than your love of chick flicks and moisturizer

Kevin:             I despise you, you know that right?

Me:                  I do … and thanks for always helping out my blog.

I’ll never run out of stuff to write will I???

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  1. Mayor Gia
    August 13, 2012

    Hahaha oh men! You should let him do a guest post where he justifies the 17 pair. :P
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  2. Jester Queen
    August 13, 2012

    Oh yeah. We had a similar conversation once at our house, only I found, to my horror that I had nearly 18 (missing half a pair) pairs of shoes. I wear only two or three ever. I culled and am much happier. I have one pair of dress shoes, one sneakers, one crocs… oh wait. I have four if I remember to go get my Birkenstocks from the shop where they are being resoled and recorked. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Dylan Lin Calista
    August 13, 2012

    LOL This is hilarious, hahaha!

    But, this sounds exactly like my Dad and my brother. They both own a huge collection of shoes and you would think that my Mom and I (us, females) would be the one to take up the most space in the house for shoes but nope – it’s the men. And it’s because of their collection of Adidas shoes.

  4. Jess
    August 13, 2012

    We have that conversation in my house about jeans. I have ONE pair that’s not holy at any given time…when the current pair gets holes I toss the old holy pair out, make the current pair the holy pair (for painting and stuff) and buy a pair of decent-looking jeans.

    My husband has so many fricken jeans he has to stack them in the closet, because they don’t fit in drawers. Sigh. Some of them have holes in inappropriate places, and he STILL keeps them. Weirdo.
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  5. Starle
    August 14, 2012

    This is like my oldest daughter. And I never get tired of embarrassing them. They have embarrassed me PLENTY!

  6. Anne
    August 14, 2012

    Thank you for letting me know that I am not alone in this! My husband totally has more sneakers and work shoes than I do and staunchly refuses to admit it no matter how many times I count them!! I feel so VINDICATED!!!!

    p.s. At least yours keeps them all in the closet…I have to trail around the house picking up after my husband because he leaves his shoes everywhere. My house is a shoe minefield.

    • Lynn
      August 15, 2012

      hahaha…nope, I have a shoe basket near the door for the kids shoes and spend my life dropping shoes in there

  7. Brethney Callies
    August 16, 2012

    You make me amazed Lyn. You are never run out of interesting stuff to writer. This conversation is awesome. I enjoy reading this post. I think you must consider buying also many shoes. HEHEHEHE
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