Monday, May 17, 2010
A Handy Hint for Kids' Shoes
Getting shoes on my kids' feet so we can leave the house is a workout in and of itself. To make it even more difficult, each child needs two shoes, preferably the same size. Matching is optional.
An added complication in our house is identical shoes in different sizes. Isaac wears a 5 1/2. Alex wears a 6W. Sam wears a 6WW. His feet are actually square.
After months of peering at sizes on six little shoes to make pairs and figure out which shoes go on which child, I finally had a brainstorm.
It's so simple that I can't believe I didn't think of it sooner. So here's my handy new time-saving trick: When I take one of my children's shoes off, I fasten the two shoes together so I always have a matching pair. Since most of our shoes have Velcro fasteners, this is super easy.
Of course, I still have to figure out which shoes go on which child, but at least I always have a pair.
I started doing this with Amelia's shoes, too, and now there's no more hunting for that one missing shoe. For lace up shoes, I tie the laces together and Crocs just get stuffed together. You can do that with rubber shoes!
Now, what to do with the extra 17 1/2 minutes this has added to my week...
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