We were 8 years old. In the third grade. Girl scouts. Selling Trefoils©, Do-si-dos©, and Thin Mints© throughout our neighborhood.
We were so sweet. So nice. So unassuming.
Until we snapped. For real.
As we rounded a corner, there stood the local Vans© store. A small establishment full of Authentic Vans© lace-ups. But it was the light blue pair that lit up my eyes.
So young. So determined.
We pulled out the money collected for cookies sold, 15 bucks each. Eyeballs barely reaching above the countertop, we grabbed our newly purchased Vans©.
We, bad bad little girls, wore those shoes with glee. Feeling radiant and lighthearted.