I remember getting new shoes as a kid, Zips, and being SO excited that I slept in them. Ben grinned when I told him that story and nodded in agreement, like, yeah mom, you totally get me! Nevermind that these hand-me-downs from his cousin are several sizes too big. He is happy as can be.
Traci Ruble is a San Francisco based psychotherapist and founder / director of Sidewalk Talk, a global street listening non-profit.