The 7yo’s feet are getting big!
He now takes a US size 2 (UK size 1.5)… The unexpected consequence of this is that, where once there was Velcro, now there are laces!
So, we set about teaching him to tie his shoe laces…
His first attempts resulted in lots of knots! He would head off to school with his laces tied by me and return home with them tied by himself… He then of course just pulled his shoes off and left them lying in the middle of the floor (as children do!).
There were several mornings where it took me a good five minutes to untangle his laces before he could put his shoes on, cursing all the while that I’d forgotten, again, to check them the night before.
It still takes him a few minutes, and he needs to concentrate! But, another milestone achieved, another skill ticked off :)
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