The first pair of shoes! Such an exciting time, a rite of passage and a sign that your little one is no longer a baby.
You take your little one to the shop and have a look at the cute little shoes whilst you wait for the assistant. You then wrestle with your darling child to keep them still whilst the assistant tries to measure their feet with what must look like a torture device to any child. Despite this it is still fun. The assistant goes to get some shoes in the right size to try on whilst you try to keep your munchkin entertained. The assistant returns with a pile of boxes! Immediately a style jump out as being cuter than the others so obviously they don’t fit very well but after the fifth pair you decide on a style you like. The first pair of shoes! Despite the effort it is still exciting.
Taking the shoes to the till you feel a sense of pride. “£36 please” says the cashier. How much?! You faint with shock!
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…and it doesn’t stop. It’s why we’ve been so glad to have hand-me-downs from other families for shoes for our first two to soften the blow. Waterproof boots, winter boots, hiking shoes – even for 4-year-olds they still are most of what it costs for a grown up. It’s serious. But, it’s also wonderful. 🙂
“Come back in 6 weeks to have his feet re measured” she said. 6 weeks! It certainly doesn’t stop, you are right. When he gets older I might have to utilise some of his big cousin’s hand me downs for winter boots etc. He won’t mind pink will he?!
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It’s ridiculous that kids’shoes can be so expensive, isn’t it? 3 months out and you have to buy again…
They cost more than my shoes! I could get cheaper I suppose but whilst his feet are little and developing I would rather buy quality ones. Still not worth what they cost though.
I’m with you there! Quality is important…especially with tiny feet. But yeah, to part with a rather substantial amount of money is heart-breaking…tsk tsk..Then it’s “what! shoes again? already? ” LOL
I honestly don’t understand how such tiny things cost so much!