is to find affordable, yet cute shoes for a three (almost four!!!) year old boy without losing your mind. The losing of your mind can come in various forms. It could be the lack of affordable, cute shoes or possibly your child running around the shoe store like a crazy person & not listening to a word you say. Either way, the kid needs shoes.
We took Jboy to Stride Rite to have his feet measured a week or so ago and realized that the shoes he's been wearing are about a size too small. Oops! He never complains about them hurting his feet, but surely they can't be comfortable. They had several cute options in there, but they're pretty pricey.
So, yesterday I began the shoe shopping process. Now, it should be noted that I appear to be missing the "enjoys shopping" gene that most females have. Add into that a child that's been struggling with being obedient & therefore just runs crazy in the store & you pretty much have a miserable experience.
We went to five stores yesterday with no luck. Today we went to two more. I had just about come to the conclusion that I was going to have to spend $50 to get a cute pair of shoes. (I know they don't have to be cute, but humor me, okay?) I don't spend $50 on shoes for myself, let alone someone who's going to outgrow them in 6 months (or less). We wound up back at the original Stride Rite & finally found these for $30. Still a ridonkulous price for kids shoes, but more reasonable, in my opinion.
Now, hopefully his feet won't grow for the next, oh, ten years & we'll be good.