Friday, February 18, 2011

Rings On Her Fingers ...

... and rings on her toes ...

A new ladies' Bible study began yesterday, so there were 25 preschoolers in my care. New cuties to talk to and play with, tamper with their sense of reality - I love my job.

I wore my Crocs and no socks, since the weather's been gorgeous, and had them off for a few minutes in the class room. A three year old girl stared at my feet and said, "No! No! No!"

What the heck?

Looking up at me with an angry scowl, "Not on your toes! Rings are for fingers!"

I've been scolded by a three year old. Tell me - why do people get their panties in a bunch about toe rings? I wear three and love them. Somebody, for the love of Pete, explain this to me!

I was once hesitant to wear the toe ring. I have friends who seem to think they're evil, but they won't explain why. I'm hoping one of you, my friends, will help me out. Please?

Not that I really care what people think. For my friends who freak out about it, I'm looking for rings for them. Loosen up, people. Unless there's some horrid symbolism that I'm not getting, hence I'm flaunting something offensive to people I care for. See my dilemma?

So I'm hoping someone out there can explain. Help!

Until I write again ...

Flea

10 comments:

Tammy said...

I like them and don't know why some people dislike them so much.

Trisha said...

Hmmmmm. I have no clue why people would be adamantly against toe rings . . . Personally, I think that if you wear rings anywhere - that is your business! Toerings are cute!

Pearl said...

I have one toe ring but it's from Miami and so of course has a dolphin on it. Not my thing.

I would wear one, however, should it ever warm up enough to go barefoot again!

Pearl

Ellyn said...

I don't know but I will be checking back later to see what the rest of your loyal readers think. Have a great day, Flea! Wear you toe rings proudly.

Cecily R said...

Toe rings are cute! I don't get why anyone would care one way or another if you wore three or ten. I think some people just look for things to be offended by, so they find them. I'd hate to live like that personally.

YOu rock those toe rings, Flea!

Robin said...

No help from me, I love toe rings for summertime. I only wear one at a time but if more floats your boat then rock those toe rings chickie :).

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Heather said...

I know the old children's song goes:

Ring around the rosies... But I think it makes more sense to say, "Ring around the toesies". I mean, what exactly are rosies anyway? And who wants a pocket full of posies? I want a pocketful of cash. (Usually it's lint...)

And then that whole ashes bit and the falling down stuff. Seriously?

In conclusion, wear toe rings. Don them proudly. We paint our toenails, why not adorn them with jewels as well?

Now you have that song in your head, don't you? It's better than Monchichi, Monchichi. Oh so soft and cuddly.

mumple said...

I don't have 'em, but now, I'm gonna have to get one and try it.

If those who are opposed do not tell you what the "problem" is, it's their problem, not yours. Wear 'em and be happy already!

Of course, taking fashion tips from a 3 year old may be one of the fringe benefits of this job, too.

Leenie said...

Isn't it true that people are a lot like chickens. They see something odd and have to peck at it because it's different. Peck, peck, peck.

I have a problem with permanently defacing the only body I'll ever get, but I think toe rings are a fine compliment to nice feet. Not so nice feet need all the help they can get. Either way it works for me.

But I'm with Pearl. It may be a long time before my toes see much sun in this part of the world.

Snooty Primadona said...

Good grief! Toe rings don't even require a piercing, do they? Okay, I'm going out to buy some tomorrow so I can terrorize 3 year old kids, LOL! But, I must admit I've never worn them but I will now. Just one question... how do they stay on? See? I totally know nothing about them...