Monday, October 06, 2008
New shoes for all the kids today! B has been complaining about his feet hurting in his size 3 shoes. So, off we headed to the mall this afternoon to look for shoes and new jeans. We looked at a few different stores and were having a hard time finding anything we both liked. We ended up at Sears. A very nice sales clerk overheard B and I "discussing" whether or not the size 4's were ok. He was complaining that his toes were at the end of the size 4's and that he needed a 5. I, of course, good mommy that I am, didn't believe him. The lady measured his feet and sure enough, he needed size 5's. Man was I embarrassed. And what 7 year old wears a size 5 tennis shoe??? Thankfully, I was able to admit the bad mother that I am, and buy him shoes that fit. ;) I decided to save face and get new shoes for the other two as well, since they had outgrown their shoes too.
The good news in all of this (besides the fact that my kids' feet won't be deformed from being forced into too small of shoes) is that B has finally decided to tie his own laces. Yay! Again, the very nice sales clerk showed him once and he got it right away. Nevermind the pleading from mom that he learn how to tie shoe laces over the last 2 years. Oh well, he's got it now. He tied them himself in the pic above. At least the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard from Dairy Queen helped to soothe my ego. :P