Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A made man…

has to be able to tie his own shoes!

tieingshoes 

All of my other kids were taught before they started kindergarten.  It was a house rule.  You had to learn to tie your own shoes, before you started school. 

It’s totally true that the baby of the family is spoiled, coddled, and has his own set of rules.  Because only after my friend’s not yet five year old daughter was doted on by her mother, on facebook, for tying her own shoes, did I realize that I’d forgotten to teach Jack how to tie his! 

So, we searched youtube, found a video, and all sat and watched (because without cable, youtube videos, with muppets, tying shoes, is seriously freaking entertaining), as Jack soaked in a little knowledge, that was long overdue. 

We all rooted him on, and erupted into applause, when after just a few minutes, and a few tweaks to the muppet’s technique, he was a shoe tier. 

It’s about damn time!!

9 comments:

Jes said...

Oh my goodness!!! I knew there was something I forgot to blog about :) I can't believe I forgot to blog about Ashlyn learning to tie her shoes! Congrats on your newest shoe tier!

Anonymous said...

Post the you tube link, my kid is still having problems :)

Bridget said...

So cool!!!

Kaolinmommy said...

Yay!

And I'm with Anon. My kiddo starts Kindergarten in the fall and we're all velcro here. Link please! :)

S.I.F. said...

I to this day insist upon wearing shoes that don't require tieing. I am far too lazy to bend down and deal with that nonsense!

But seriously, has the kid been rocking velcro or what?

Kameron said...

I refuse to buy any shoes for Nate with laces until he can learn to put them on and tie them. I had a pair for him that drove me nuts since every time we'd get in the car he'd pull the laces and untie them!

Mindi said...

I am the WORST mom and STILL need to teach my son how to tie his shoes! (He's almost done with Kindergarten!)

Hey, i've given you an award over on my blog. I know you've received this one already, but you deserve it!

Thanks for all the laughs! :)

Lolidots said...

Yay for Jack!

There's an award for you on my blog today!

Andrea said...

Can you post the link to that...K is going into kindergarten and I won't buy him ties cause I don't want to do it...