When Todd asked me what i wanted for Christmas, i only had one thing that i really wanted. I asked for a pair of Hunter glossy black rain boots. They are stupid expensive and probably a little impractical because they're not something i'd wear too often except rainy days. BUT- its what i wanted and when else can you ask for something you'd normally not buy for yourself but really wanted?
On Christmas morning, i was SOOO excited to open my box with boots on them. The official logo on the box, the printed wax paper that goes inside the box that covers the boots- the carry bag that comes with the boots. The smell of new fancy boots. AHHH i was in love.
I had intended to wear them that day for Christmas lunch with Todd's family and i had my outfit already planned in my head. I put them on and when standing, they seemed good. They went a tad over my knee but didnt think anything about it. Yay- they were beautiful and looked good. Then i sat down. The boots went directly under my knee in the back and it felt like razor blades cutting my leg off at the crease. I happened to be wearing my sleep shorts so i had bare legs when i put them on. That seemed logical still because i might wear them in a summer storm with shorts or skirt. Oh well, i put some jeans on and tried again. When i sat certain low chairs, the boots dug deep behind my knees again. I sat in the recliner and pulled the bottom rest up and said as long as i dont have to bend my legs, they're great!!! Todd laughed and said that is So something a woman would say to justify a purchase.
|My leg is at angle and i'm not standing straight up. The top of boot went behind knee.|
I really really did not want to give them up. A few days later, i went to the department store and tried on a few other pairs but didnt like them as much. You know when you have your heart set up something specific its hard to let go. I asked if they had another pair of the same and the guy looked at me funny but he brought me a pair of the same boots same size. When i put one next to mine, it was a tiny hair shorter . I was so excited thinking for sure it would be the answer. I exchanged them and brought them home.
Sadly, i went to put them on again one morning when it was pouring rain and we were heading to church. They were so uncomfortable when i sat down at home. I knew i couldnt sit for an hour at church with them cutting my legs off behind my knees. I had to return them and get a refund. I havent given up though. I went to the official website ( link above) and discovered that there are different styles and sizes. There is an original tall and an original short. Then there are original and adjustable. Todd got me a gift card so that i can go to different department stores and see if there is a style i like better.
I never thought that my height would ruin my one prized gift i had been looking so forward to! I never considered that my legs would be too short to wear a rain boot. Its bad enough i couldnt be a Radio City Rockette because i was too short. Stay tuned for what i end up with . I am going to go explore this weekend.