Monday, 16 May 2011

If I Ever Have A Son

If I ever have a son I will dress him in velcro shoes until he is 18 and I no longer have full responsibility for him.


Or I will have to buy him one of these.

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I am amazed at the number of children (mainly boys, I hate to say) at school who can't tie their own shoelaces with a secure knot so their shoelaces aren't tripping them up or their shoes aren't flying off every five minutes.

I think my phrase for this week will be '(Child's name)...Feet...SHOELACES!' while I menacingly stare downwards at the child's evil shoes!

9 comments:

  1. When I was little there was no such thing as velcro shoes so we had to learn to tie laces! But I admit that both my two had velcro shoes, and J still does - he really struggles with shoes anyway so laces would be an absolute nightmare! Will was forced to learn how to tie laces when he started playing football at about age 7 or 8, but we made sure he was confident doing it himself and knew how to tie (and, perhaps even more crucially, untie!) a double knot.

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  2. It does take longer for boys to develop their small motor skills... and even longer for them to care about such trifling matters as shoelaces. :)

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  3. Your little posts about school life make me giggle. x

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  4. Sadly, they only make velcro ones up to a certain size - mine was in laces aged 8 (and with poor motor skills to boot). He knew how to tie them, they just never stayed done up. He was a smart cookie though and used to get the more proficient girls to tie them for him!

    And come to think of it, my hubby does the same to me if ever he has to wear a bow-tie...

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  5. Yes I know what you mean. I'm forever on my knees helping to tie laces for the little ones at work...mainly cos if they trip over and cut their knees I would have to sort them out in the medical room, so my thinking is it will save me time and effort later ;-)

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  6. It's easier for girls as they can go on forever in strap and velcro shoes - one son struggled with laces and I couldn't get velcro ones for him because his feet grew too big - my daughter had similar problems but was always able to avoid the issue!

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  7. Thanks for all your comments about velco shoes. They do seem like a popular choice, it is a shame that you don't seem to be able to get them for boys with slightly larger feet.

    Funnily enough, my husband's favourite shoes are some brown velcro ones from Clarks. He just loves them.

    It goes to show that some men never grow up! x

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  8. Oh dear, I thought you were going to say "I'm going to make him wear these because they're cute"!! When I have a son I'm going to make him wear glasses and little cords and tanktops!

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  9. @Lucy - Lol! That sounds just like my husband. He wears glasses, cords and tanktops especially if they're brown. He wears them with his velcro shoes of course! I'm not painting a very good picture of him, am I? ;0) x

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