The Man: "I like that you're a tomboy."
Me: "I'm not any more. Not that I don't want to - I just don't get to do tomboy stuff any more. Most of the time I'm cleaning the house and taking care of kids and making food... parenting stuff."
The Man: "...she says whilst fixing shoes and securing them with gator clamps."
PS. Turns out that shoes that are meant to be worn with leg casts (ie are usually worn by people who are somewhat injured and limited in their activities) fall apart easily when they are used actively: on playgrounds, traipsing through botanic gardens, climbing up steps. Go figure.
PPS. The go-over-cast pants are still working beautifully.