Oh this will be my fate. I am 5'2", and was the smallest in my family (even counting all the 21 cousins as well). DH is 6'4", DS1 is the tallest in his class and the growth charts suggest he will overtake me at age 10. DS2 is not quite as tall, but taller than average, and on course to be 5'10". Luckily Ds1 is only 5, I have a few years yet!
Ha Stealthsquiggle, I've already thought of that. The problem I have is that she will be 8-9 and I'll be 31-32. I'm thinking that being generous will still not get me nice shoes to borrow, unless it's acceptable to buy her heels.
I do borrow her rollerblades though, she's threatened to charge me 20p a go!
mugglewump I think some lateral thinking is required - unless you wear heels all the time, then surely DD will need (for example) a couple of nice pairs of trainers, some flat boots (friend's much younger DD has some Jones the Bootmaker ones I would die for)...and I am sure you can think of some other vaguely appropriate ones.
Then of course you have to buy her one pair of child-like school shoes which she will wear 99% of the time thus leaving her not much time to trash the rest of your her shoes.
Ooh, you're good but I fear that would be immoral and mean. I will actupon think about your advice. Just wondering would it be bad if I were to buy lovely shoes for her and then insist she wear school shoes at all times whilst I wearhershoes keep her other shoes for best?
I know my dc will be taller than me once they hit their teens both right at the top of the scale and new dd2 is probably going to be the same. However as I am currently the tallest at 5'8" while dh is 5'5' I won't be the first to be ovetaken evil !