Parental Shoe Shame

Last week, my youngest son’s teacher came over to me in the playground after school, and discreetly handed me this pair of shoes.

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Yes, those are gaping holes in the front, with the soles flapping beneath.

My son is fast approaching five years old, and growing at an alarming rate, but even I was not prepared for the state of his shoes. They look like they belong to a street urchin. I had no idea that he had scuffed them so much. I mean, he only wears them for PE.

So we came home, and found another pair of shoes in the closet for him to take to school; this time Star Wars ones that light up when he walks. We’ll see how long they last…

4 comments

  1. From about age 5 to 12 boys are super hard on any clothing from the waist down. I never understood the reason they make jeans with “double knees” (an extra layer of fabric) until I had a son.

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