These are better known as “Melmo” slippers.
They are probably the best bargain we found ($1.00) while exploring some garage sales last Friday during my visit to Illinois for the grandson’s birthday. And they stayed on these little two-year-old feet most of that day, making a lovely shuffling sound as he walked around.
The connection to my heart is obvious…since they are being worn by my favorite toddler…but it also goes deeper.
When you are two and in love with cute and cuddly Elmo, anything that bears his image gets your immediate attention. Then when you get to be my age, the idea of fuzzy warm slippers takes on a whole different meaning, regardless of the color or design.
Slippers go hand in hand with taking care of ourselves, in my opinion. With being aware that we are in need of comfort and warmth, and acting on it. With listening to what we ourselves need in order to feel better. With paying attention to what our bodies are saying to us and practicing self care.
I think we all have our own version of Melmo slippers…things we do that help us take good care of ourselves, that nourish our souls, that give us some ‘me’ time and rejuvenate us.
Or maybe we don’t, and need to start some kind of “slipper action”.