The Red Shoes

red chinese shoes with flowers

Finally! She would be a princess finally!

This time she wouldn’t cave in! Mom had to buy her those shiny red princess shoes!

She looked serious and determined and marched resolutely to the big shoe shelf. From the very top the red shoes flashed to her. Damn, she was too small! 

“Mom, Mom, I want those red shoes there!”, she called. Mom looked up and wondered.

“You?? You really want those girls’ shoes?”, Mom replied.

“But you know you can’t play soccer in them… or climb trees.. “, she gave her to consider. “And you need to put on a dress with these shoes.”

Mom looked at the princess-to-be doubtfully.

Hmm, Mom was right: A princess had to wear dresses. Ouch! She sighed. But those red jelly shoes just appeared too tempting.

“Alright, I will wear a dress!” 

The shoes showed up right in front of her feet. Yoo-hoo! She wanted to wear strappy shoes all the time! 

Joyfully she wanted to slip her feet into them, but had to fumble a while. Those shoes didn’t want to be princess shoes, did they? Pooh, now just the straps!

Ok, did it! She immediately fell in love with the little daisy attached on the top of each shoe. That was just the thing for an almost five-year-old princess! Radiant with joy she looked at Mom.

“Honey, come here to me. You have to walk a few steps.”, she heard Mom’s voice.

The happy little princess started to go… and stopped straight away. A pain twitched through her feet. Someone must have hit her on the toes! 

“Sweetie, what about you? Can’t you walk in these shoes? Maybe they’re too small?”

The princess shoes too small? Never! That was impossible! She merely couldn’t walk just now, because someone had hit her!

The little princess wept. She was sure: princess shoes always fit perfectly. She wept, because she couldn’t be a princess now.

Mom came over to her, gave her a cuddle and kissed her: “You are my little princess. I don’t care what you wear. Real princesses can only be identified with your heart, my darling.”

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7 thoughts on “The Red Shoes

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this story! Thank you for sharing. ❤

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    1. Thank you, I’m so glad you liked it! 😀

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  2. Very sweet story! 🙂
    She will get over those shoes for sure! 😀

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    1. Thank you! Yes, love is more important. ❤

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  3. Last line is priceless! 😊

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  4. Thank you, Irene! ❤
    I really wish my mother had said that to me.


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