Okay, okay! I have taken the shoes! I'm still not sure if it was the right thing to do, but I was going to have to buy school shoes for the boys anyway. And it was kind of a heady experience to choose $135 worth of free shoes . Thanks for all of your input...I'll let you all know what I think.
And, by the way, the issue about ads that we all discussed here last week was a hot topic at the BlogHer conference. Here is a link to a really interesting PR guy who attended the session on this topic, got up to apologize to Mom bloggers for the cheezy emails we receive and for "PR people being so bad at this", and then wrote this post about what we can do if we want to stop the solicitations. It's worth reading.