TGIF, fellow mommies! Here we are again with this week's topic - SHOES. When it comes to shoes or footwear, it's easiest for me to choose for my baby. Why? He's the only one among my 3 kids who never has any specifications so far. Although he never demands what he likes because he can't speak yet, I can feel how thrilled and motivated he is to walk whenever he's wearing his squeaky shoes. So apart from fun and squeaky sound, I also consider comfort for his tiny feet on top of my priority whenever I buy shoes for my dear little one. For me, it's not practical to buy pricey shoes for babies as they quickly outgrow them. Because I go for both quality and value, I usually look for stuffs on sale where I get good quality (even branded ones if available) at very reasonable price.Some of these pairs are gifts for my baby.
While our kids are growing, their taste also develops. My hyperactive son who plays basketball and football, for example, convinced us that he needs more durable shoes so he won't change all the time or get embarrassed when playing. But not just durable. He needs a signature pair to match with his friends' and playmates'. So this pair he got out of his prodding - Nike shoes signed by one of his favorites, Lebron James. He's only 11!
Our eldest who is on her early teens has also her own style. When it comes to school and church shoes, she wants anything with heels to make her look taller regardless of brand. She's the youngest and smallest in her class so that explains it. But when it comes to sports shoes, she also asks for branded ones. I asked her why so and she said, they are more durable and nice-looking. She always goes for anything fashionable or trendy like her friends. Okay, they're able to convince us but then it all depends on the budget available. Oh my, they had to change school and rubber shoes every now and then! SMS received says: "Mom, skul shoes hungry!" (gutom, a.k.a. broken, LOL:) So now whenever we buy their school and rubber shoes, we choose the really durable and bigger ones to give them an allowance for their fast growing feet.
What about your kids?
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