It seems we have come to that point in time when I can avoid it no longer.
The only pair of pink sneakers in a size big enough to fit Izzy have shoe laces. Yes, laces… not velcro, not stretchy elastic things, but real, need to be tied, laces.
Now I have to teach Izzy to tie her shoe laces.
Ah if only it was the blue sneakers that only came with laces. Zoe is much more patient and will stick at a task like this. Izzy, on the other hand, will have half a go and then crack the poops because she’ll ‘never get this right’.
It is going to be a hard lesson to learn for all of us.
So today, while the girls were home from school with kennel cough, I stole the laces from my husband’s boots, stabbed some holes in a shoe box, and we let the fun begin!
It is hard to tie laces. It is hard to figure out how to explain it. It is hard to get your hands and fingers in the right spots. It is hard to learn to tie laces.
Does anyone have any tips or tricks? Is there a magical easy way to teach the girls how to tie shoe laces? Can someone come to my house and do it for me???
Oh and for the record.. the hands in the photo above, actually attempting to tie the laces… those hands belong to Zoe!
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