I take my kids to the shoe shop every month – usually, their feet haven’t grown but sometimes they will have gone up a whole size. Now, I’ve been taking my son but his feet just haven’t been growing so there hasn’t been a need to get him new shoes – until now, as his shoes actually had proper holes in and were letting in water. So yesterday afternoon, we went along and got him measured (half a size up) and got him to try on some shoes. This is occasionally tricky – basically he wants exactly the shoes he has only slightly bigger and without holes. This is rarely available so to begin with it is a delicate process of encouraging him to walk around the shop wearing a different pair of shoes until he decides he is happy and tells you so.
The shoes have flashing lights (perhaps a bit vulgar but my son loves them and they are great for spotting him in the dark).
Recently I also bought my daughter some new boots. It isn’t really cold enough yet but I hope they will replace a pair of shoes that my daughter loves but are too small (I’m going to have to lose those, I think). They look great with tights and leggings.
I also bought my daughter some slippers (which are not actually slippers but she doesn’t mind). These were a BARGAIN – about £6 from Amazon.
After the shoe shop, we went to the playground for a few minutes. My son told several people that he had new shoes so he was clearly pleased with them. Good thing as they were £50.