In Love with Roller Skates
I might have mentioned that I am slightly OCD. I mean, my closet is an OCD dream room, someone actually called it organizational porn once, which totally made my day. But besides organizing all my stuff and lining up the pantry in evenly spaced rows, the other OCD part of my personality means I sometimes fixate on something, and then I can’t get it out of my mind. Sometimes for a really long time. Othertimes, I’ll fixate for a while, and then I’ll be done. I promised myself (and my patient hubby) that i promise not to buy anything I’m fixated on until I’ve been fixed on it for at least 6 months. And that so far has been a good rule. Of course, after those 6 months go by, then it’s all fair game. Which is why I have five typewriters. And a giant tub of vintage sheets. And a lot of washi tape. And Pyrex. ….. but I followed my 6 month rule!
Well, this afternoon I started thinking about roller skates. And since it’s only been one day, and I’ve got like 179 days to obsess over them before I can purchase anything, here’s a few favorites I’m obsessing over.
[ image from weheartit ]
When I was in 1st grade I got a pair of roller skates for Christmas. They were Chicago brand, black with red wheels. And I thought they were the coolest thing on the planet. My mom had looked for ages to find them, and couldn’t find two pair in my size to save her life. (One for me, one for my twin sister). Finally my uncle found two pair of boys skates and got them for my mom. Being only six years old I had no idea that black skates are for boys. That girls were supposed to have white skates. And I didn’t care. I was rolling around the kitchen a good four inches taller than I was before and it was awesome. Seriously, awesome.
[ The girls version of my Christmas Skates, from etsy seller Gallivants. But not my size. ]
[ Eek! Vintage Rainbow Brite Roller Skates! so so cute! ]
I would buy these for Creamie right now except that would be breaking two rules… the six month obsession rule, AND the Don’t buy clothes for Creamie unless she can wear them in the next 12 months rule. But I kind of have a thing for Rainbow Brite. And Roller skates. Does two obsessions cancel two rules?