Big Foot

April 9, 2008 at 12:49 am 4 comments

So today we headed out to find sandals, a baseball mitt, shin guards and bike helmet.

Of course Piper Ann’s sandals were easy to find. I could have bought multiple pairs, but I restrained myself. I’m trying to instill self control for her shoe buying since I have none.

I don’t love the styles they have for boys. I just want some Birkenstock looking sandals for them, but all I find are essentially hiking shoes with some holes cut in the top. So, I settle for Oliver. They had nothing for Nathan.

So at the next stop I find him a pair that I tolerate. I try on his normal size 13 or 13 1/2 shoe…too small. Size 1 fits, but there’s no room to grow. So finally the 2 works. I was completely shocked that my almost 5 year old (next week) wears a size 2. That means he’s been wearing shoes that are 2 sizes too small for god only knows how long.

It then takes me a few minutes to realize that he now needs new gym shoes too, because he can’t play tball and soccer in shoes that are 2 sizes too small. They have nothing at this store.

We head to the next store and settle on these They’re a bit pricey for me, but it was worth it to not have to tie them repeatedly.
You will proud of me that I didn’t take advantage of the buy one get one half off, although I peeked a little.

In addition to his giant feet. (Am I crazy or is this big for a 5 year old?) I had to buy him a bike helmet for an 8 year old. Lets hope his head is full of brains and his feet benefit his one-day wife.

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  • 1. bigbinder  |  April 9, 2008 at 2:05 am

    We are in shoe hell here too. A.P. has one pair of shoes he will wear and they are too small but he doesn’t care and of course LL Bean stopped making them. I guess that’s what I get for buying stuff from them that is on a really good sale.

    His feet are only a size 12.5 though. But the bike helmet, of course, he has a huge one to match his giant head.

  • 2. Nicole  |  April 9, 2008 at 2:24 am

    Those shoes will be worth every penny. I’ve been buying both of the boys slip-on Nikes for a while now (they aren’t this cool, though!) and now Bennett literally won’t wear any other tennis shoes. Ugh. I’ve ruined him!

  • 3. brenda  |  April 9, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    My older son, who turns 4 on Saturday, wears a size 12 shoe. Same size as my 8 1/2 year old niece. You must be destined to have a tall boy, just like I am… As for bike helmet– we got a size “age 5+” and it was a bit big for him. I always thought he had a big head– but at least it is catching up with the rest of his body.

  • 4. Deanna  |  April 12, 2008 at 4:00 am

    Big feet just means they’re harder to tip over. My kids have excellent “bases.” They’ve always had bigger feet than kids their age.


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