I had one of my blonde moments recently, where I realized something kind of obvious.
For years, I’ve gotten annoyed at getting new shoes dirty. I am wary of fabric shoes because they look awful after the first wearing. And with kids, I’m always getting food and drinks spilled on my clothes and shoes. I have a pair of lavender canvas flip flops that got coffee spilled on them on their second wearing, which immediately moved them to the “bum around” pile and out of the “cute shoes” pile.
Revelation: you can buy scotchguard at the grocery store. This morning I sprayed a pair of beige colored mostly-fabric shoes that I’ve been really careful with all summer. They already have a spot or two, but maybe, just maybe, I’ll have prevented a few more.
Now, I guess there’s no guarantee that it’ll work perfectly. But its got to be better than splashing through a muddy parking lot and hoping for the best, right? And I might check out the kids’ shoe collections and see if there are any likely-looking targets for my spray can.