I am Feeling Better Now

I just got back from dropping Vince off at Kindergarten where I had a  long talk to his head teacher. She had seen that I was really unhappy yesterday and was glad we had some time to talk this morning. I feel a lot better now. She understood my concerns, and I think together we can get the assistant to understand that she needs to use Vince (I know, hard to believe) as the starting point. Not her made up step by step direction for integration.
He is staying there from 8.30-12.30 today. If it does not work they will call me. He had been in the room playing for almost an hour when I peeked in. He did not see me, he was busy chatting to someone on a pretend phone as he simultaneously examined a doll with a stethoscope. I had parked right outside that window where he was playing, so he saw me drive away, and made a sad face. But at least no phone call till yet, so I am guessing he is fine.

Oh and this is pretty funny. He is such a clothes/shoe freak. Today he refused to put on his new fleece jacket I bought him, he would only wear the rain jacket. He also picked out which shoes to wear, and he flat out refuses to put on shoes he does not like. For Kindergarten they needed slippers and shoes for the exercise room. Due to the fact that I own a kid’s shoe store, I have him lined up with three different types of shoes for the different things at school and he also has some socks with rubber under. Do you think he is wearing ANY of them? Nope. At least they are laying in his basket doing a good job of marketing the shoes;)

More Opening Pics

Some more pics from our opening evening:

Opening the doors

Discussing shoes (I think) with Patrick Östermann, one of the two designers

Vince deciding which swim shoe to take (eat)

My kid was a tad hyper this evening, he stayed awake till 22.00/10 pm with out a problem

Dad and Vince having breakfast at the Kulturhaus Sunday morning, Vince wearing a pair of new Dennis – first walkers shoes

Day 2 Alone on the Job

And this is fun! I am loving it:-) The selling is actually going better than I thought and the customers are really positive to the shoes. And of course you can order shoes from me; send me an email to graz.at[at]vincentshoestore.com and I will be right on it!

Better update tomorrow, I am about to close for the day!

First Pics

I got some pics from the opening in the mail, so this is what my new store looks like:

From the entrance

From the cash register

The sellers from Saturday


58 min till Opening

I am so nervous I could puke. Radio and journalists from 4 newspapers and a magazine will be here together with some of our closest friends and family in 58 min. Just sent Bookie away to buy me a big well deserved vodka drink…

1 Day Till Opening

Wow. It is past midnight already and I am still in the store. Bookie is building a shelf for the cash drawer and I am just tired. But the store looks amazing! Thanks to everyone who has helped us! Especially to Heidi, there is NO way we could have finished this all without you here to watch after the Prince the last weeks! We miss you already!

19 hrs to the VIP opening….

9 Days till Opening

And the shoes are in! Or at least some of them. And as  most of the store area is done – the rest of the shelves and furniture should arrive with DHL on Saturday, we have been working on the storage area lately. Other things that have been finalized this week: the ball pit is done, the ads have been sent to the news paper, more promotion packs were dropped of at some papers, champagne for the VIP opening was ordered, wall signs are on their way with trucks from Slovenia, and the painting (knock on wood) should be all done!

Pics of the day: A somewhat organized chaos…