I can't believe that I'm a native Texan and that I've never owned a pair of cowboy boots. Isn't that some sort of blasphemy?
We have a Justin boot outlet in town and took a family outing to go get some boots. And we walked out with these...
I've worn mine a few times but Justin hasn't worn his just yet. But lucky for us, we're headed to the Stock Show next weekend....woo hoo! Nothing breaks in a pair of boots more than the smell of cattle and other livestock.
As we were walking out we saw the kids section. I've never seen a child more into cowboys and cowboy boots than Campbell. Anytime we see someone when we're out and about with a cowboy hat, he points his finger and shouts, "COWBOY, Mommy!" It's almost as embarrassing as him pointing his finger to all white hair men with beards and screaming, "HO HO HO!"
I have a firm rule that I've followed although it's gotten harder to follow now that Nolan is in big boys clothes. I don't spend more than $10 for a single article of clothing on my boys unless it's a special event. Well, shoes I might spend more. But as hard as it was, I splurged and bought these boots for Campbell because his face just lit up when we put them on. I bought them big so I'm hoping that they last for more than just a year. So far it was well worth the investment. He would sleep with them if I let him and I can just threaten to take away his boots for discipline and can get just about anything I want.
And you're not a cowboy without a hat. He's already been very clear on what he wants to be next year for Halloween. Lucky that Nolan was a cowboy at this age and the costume is already taken care of!
He's taken his new role as a cowboy very seriously and even tips his hat and says, "Howdy ma'am!"
I felt bad not getting Nolan a pair but he said, "I already have a pair Mommy." Little does he know that his cousin Avery gave them to him. Shhhh, we won't tell him that they're girl boots!