Thursday, August 18, 2011
time to lace!
Do you see these? A new pair of tennis shoes (aka sneakers for those of you not in the South), right? Oh sure, but not just any new pair. These are Luke's very first pair of shoe lace tennis shoes. That's right, no more velcro shoes for him. He's big time now! According to his Kindergarten teacher, he and his fellow classmates must learn to tie their shoes before they turn 6, because she won't help them tie their laces after their 6th birthday! Yikes! Lukey has an October birthday! We need to get a move on! I do agree with her, everyone must learn to tie their own shoes and these velcro shoes have delayed the process for many. The last time we bought Luke new tennis shoes, though, was right before Miles was born. He was begging for some "tie shoes" and almost crying for them, because one of his friends had "tie shoes." The saleslady looked at me (keep in mind I was ready to pop) and said, "Honey, you don't need to be buying any lace up shoes at this point! Let him velcro himself and come back later on and get tie shoes!" Best piece of advice ever! :) However, based on the first few attempts of us teaching him to tie his own laces, I'm thinking I should've bought the shoes at the beginning of the summer to practice! So far, teaching one to tie shoes might be harder than potty training. . .anyone feel me??!! Once this milestone is accomplished, Luke's going to be so proud of himself. . .and so will we!!