“Hi, Shoe! Bye Shoe!”

At the start of a carousel ride while at Gilroy Garden’s amusement park yesterday, three-year-old Alex decided at the last second that the horse he was on was too big (shortly after he’d said he wanted to be on the big one). I quickly placed him on a smaller horse. In the process, he lost his shoe. It bounced and landed on the ground a few feet (no pun intended) from the carousel. I told him we’d get it when the ride was over.

As the carousel began to spin, I pointed out where his mommy stood waving at him. Rather than look for her and wave back, he focused on his “lost” shoe. Every time he saw it as we went around, he waved and said, “Hi, shoe! Bye shoe!”

With Love,


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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13 Responses to “Hi, Shoe! Bye Shoe!”

  1. That’s a scene right there. How hilarious! Gilroy, as in garlic Gilroy?

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you for your kind comment, Mark. Yes, Gilroy, as in “The Garlic Capital of the World” Gilroy. It’s about forty minutes drive from our home.

  2. Mrs. P says:

    Kids do say the darndest things!

  3. ksbeth says:

    so cute – and he wanted to make sure he kept an eye on it )

  4. That just made my morning Russ 🙂

  5. tunisiajolyn84 says:

    Kids say the funniest things sometimes. Too adorable.

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