Sunday, December 14, 2008

One, Two, Buckle my shoe...

Last night I realized, at some point I won't be able to buckle my tango shoes. I know it seems premature to think about this now, but this 14 week belly looks more like a 18-20 week belly and I still have a lot to go.

So, what then? Beg my friends? Hope there is some gentlemanly fellow that will assist me? Try to contort myself by leaning sideways and reaching around the belly?

Buckling my shoes is part of the ritual I like. I like the feel of slipping my feet in, of feeling the band across my toes, and the tilt of the heel; but that moment of restraint when I cinch the buckle down and I feel the strap firm and tight and restrictive across the front of my ankle... it's a sensual moment that I am a little loathe to hand over to someone else.

4 comments:

me said...

i am pretty sure you will not need to beg. in fact, my guess is people will be waiting in line to buckle your shoes.

i have seen it in the eyes and gestures: the buckling appears to be a ritual for women. so, to be invited into this ritual for you would be an honor.

Johanna said...

And may I add, that as much as you find it a sensual experience by yourself, it may be even more so with a partner.

Wink, wink.

Elizabeth said...

You just gradefullly raise your foot onto a gentleman's lap and, voila! They buckle your shoe. Very sexy, and efficient. Let them help you. They love it.

Mtnhighmama said...

The saucy me thinks that perhaps it might be even too much trouble to buckle my shoes now! Why wait until I really am too cumbersome?

Thanks for shifting my thinking.