Wednesday, December 13th 2006
Actual Conversation with J-Mom

J-Mom and i were in the parking lot of Ethan-6yr’s school yesterday. Something beautiful caught my eye.

A little girl in red suede and chocolate leather loafers. i knew them from 20 yards, easily. They could only be these Born beauties (pronounced ‘Byorn’):


As cute as they are, they’re even cuter on a 3rd grader.

I said to my mom, "Did you know that Born makes children’s shoes…?"

long pause.

"What does she make them out of? Feathers?"

longer pause.

I have no idea what she’s talking about. What in the world just happened to a perfectly good shoe conversation?

A mental image popped up.


Of course.


"Not Bjork!! BORN,  Mom!"


To be fair, handbags are her thing. Shoes are mine, with very little overlap in these two interests.


15 Comments on “Actual Conversation with J-Mom”

December 13th, 2006
2:40 pm

Frankly, I’m impressed ANYONE’S mom knows who Bjork is and could get her confused with the shoes. My hat’s off to her. ;)

But the shoes! How cute are they?!?!? OMG. But? I would not be spending that much money on third grade shoes. Just me.

December 13th, 2006
3:18 pm

OMWord! That is the most hideous dress I have ever seen in my whole life! I may have nightmares about it tonight.

Adorable shoes!

December 13th, 2006
4:51 pm

That is HILARIOUS! Pretty impressive that your mom even knows who Bjork is, though. My mom wouldn’t have a clue!

December 13th, 2006
4:58 pm

Okay, I thought the baby stuff (Bjorn) was pronounced like that, and the shoes were pronounced the way it was spelled. Huh.

December 13th, 2006
9:12 pm

Is that woman actually wearing a dead swan? Who the heck is she? and for the love of all feathered things, *why* is she wearing a dead bird?
Oh yeah, the shoes are adorable, and I wish I had some just like them. Except that I have never in my life paid that kind of money for shoes. Although I have to admit…that pair is awfully tempting. I wonder if they come in my size?

December 13th, 2006
10:41 pm

Love the shoes. But heck, who’s Bjork?

December 14th, 2006
12:13 am

And who could forget that swan dress? That’s one that will not die.

kelli in the mirror
December 14th, 2006
11:52 am

I have to admit, I’m not crazy about the shoes. But I bet they’re cute on a third grader. And I’m completely impressed that your mom knew Bjork, and also that you figured out the leap in the conversation.

December 14th, 2006
12:19 pm

This is so sad that I know who Bjork is and when she wore that dress. It is just as ugly now as it was then…

And cute or not, I wouldn’t spend that much on shoes for a kid who will possibly only wear them 6 months top. Where’s the sense in that?! I say buy them knock offs and save the extra for my shoe spending… But that’s just me being logical and selfish, two qualities with which I sometimes flutter – but not often at the same time.

December 14th, 2006
2:30 pm

Yes, the generation gap prevails:

My son: Mom–you’re phat!

My other son: Mom–I’m down w’dat!

Is it any wonder there remains a communication gap within the generation gap?????

Bjorn? Bjork? It’s all b’dazzlingly confusing to me!


December 14th, 2006
6:23 pm

Yeah, there’s a big difference there, huh?

Frannie Farmer
December 15th, 2006
12:59 am

I love the shoes, but I truly love the image that they provoked. That it soooo funny.

December 15th, 2006
12:21 pm

im going to give her the benifit of the doubt. was she dressed like that for a halloween party?

December 19th, 2006
3:47 pm

That is hilarious!!! I remember that weird dress. Well Bjork is known for being eccentric, I guess maybe if the “dress-incident” was the only time she’d seen Bjork that WOULD stick out in her mind. haha

December 20th, 2006
6:47 am

I only know Bjork from the swan dress episode…was it at the Oscars?, I forget.
I like the Born (with two dots) shoes, but not enough to buy them for myself and I second the “too expensive” comments for my daughter. Stride Rite is about as expensive as I get, and that is only occasionally.

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