Now I know when they are babies before they start walking there’s no real need for shoes - except that we moms think it’s just so cute (admit it you know it’s true). But now my almost 20 months old toddler has been walking, running, climbing, jumping, for almost a year, and well shoes are kind of needed to protect those cute little feet, but my thing is how much am I willing to spend on shoes that he will in essence be wearing for about 5 minutes in the scheme of things? They just grow too fast! Let’s see in July he had plenty of room in his size 6s, now he just fits them!
And we can’t forget the other side of the 5 minute shoes … trying to get him to wear them for more than 5 minutes! He’s very into doing things himself right now, trying to get dressed, trying to put on his own diaper (over the wet/dirty diaper), and of course trying to put his and everyone else’s shoes on – which means he just ‘needs’ to take off his shoes (and socks for some reason) to try to put them back on. Hmm wonder if I could duct tape the shoes on him? *kidding*