Nicole Davies

Hello! My name is Nicole and I am a Marine spouse and mother of three daughters, ages 16, 10, and 7. I have been a stay-at-home mom most of their lives while also pursuing my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In the past I have worked as a social worker for child welfare in the state of Pennsylvania. I have also taught preschool for ages 2.5 - 4. During my master’s program I interned as a therapist at an inpatient psychiatric hospital working with adults, teens, and kids. My ultimate goal is to become an independently licensed therapist. Our family has lived in Onslow County for 10 of the last 15 years, which has given my children a stability that is rare among military families. While NC has been my home for several years now, I am still a Yankee at heart! I will always choose a Philly cheesesteak over a pulled-pork sandwich. In addition to taking care of my family and my educational pursuits, I enjoy traveling to destinations near and far; a novel in which I can get lost; and chatting with friends over a good cup of coffee.

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Sky High Heels

When the kids left for the homecoming dance a couple of weeks ago, I had the usual concerns.  Would the kids have fun?  Would they stay out of trouble?  Would they be home on time?  But I had one unexpected concern…Would the girls break their legs tottering around in ridiculously high heels?

It wasn’t an unnecessary worry.  I saw several near-ankle-breaking moments when the girls were getting their pictures taken at the park.  The girls were having trouble walking across the grass because the uneven ground added to the difficulty of walking in their too-high heels.  Add in the fact that those spiky heels were digging into the ground and it was no small trick getting them from place to place to pose for the cameras.  Even on sidewalks those heels were giving them trouble.

By the time pictures were done and the kids buzzed back to our house to meet another of their friends, one of Katie’s friends had had enough of the heels.  After an off-kilter walk across the lawn that was so bizarre it had us laughing until we had tears running down our cheeks, the shoes came off and she was considering wearing some “Tom’s” she had stashed in her car.  (Those “Tom’s” shoes are a whole other story…ugly $50.00 cloth shoes that I just can’t seem to find attractive or worth the money!)

Katie had done some very last minute shopping for her homecoming shoes and when she arrived home I shook my head.  Those heels must have been at least 6 inches high.  I have to admit they were pretty shoes…shiny black with silver platform and silver heel.  I could see the attraction.  But they were something I would never have considered wearing even in my high school and college years.

Super high heels are definitely the “in” style.  The vast majority of the girls I saw in person or in pictures on homecoming night wore those super high heels we refer to in our house as “stripper heels.”  And most of the girls I saw walking in them were less than graceful.  Once they stood still those shoes really did look pretty with the fancy dresses.  But when they were in motion it was really pretty comical.

My Katie and her friends arrived home after the dance with their bones intact.  I haven’t heard of any girls actually breaking their limbs in high-heel accidents.  I guess we’ll have to hope that their luck holds out until the trend heads back to lower heels or flats.

What teen fashion trends leave you shaking your head?

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2 Comments on “Sky High Heels”

  • Elena October 22nd, 2013 4:10 pm

    No! Tom’s are very worth the money! They give a pair when you buy them yourself, to charity. I’ve seen it myself! To find Tom’s attractive you have to wear the right clothing with them and in the UK they’re about 20-40 pounds but are definetely worth it!

  • Karen October 22nd, 2013 6:37 pm

    Elena, I have to admit the Tom’s have grown on my over the last year. I like them fine these days. Thanks for commenting!

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