Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sneak Attack

Mac has two pairs of shoes. One fastens with velcro and features a Captain America design. The other requires tying one's laces. As such, one is practical for school, and one is not, especially as Mac can't yet actually tie his laces.

Want to guess which pair His Majesty prefers wearing?

He prefers the brown suede high tops with laces.

Want to guess which ones his teacher prefers?

Obviously the velcro, especially as boots have been necessary here in Snowtropolis all the way into May.

So, I've made a deal with him that he can wear the tie shoes to school once per week. Every day he asks if it's tie shoe day, and every day I say no; except the one day when it is. This week, however, it's been tough to find the Captain America velcro shoes in the mornings when we're leaving for school. I have no idea where they are. We have to get out the door. I let him wear the tie shoes.

Tonight in the car, he makes an admission. "I hided the Captain America shoes because I didn't want to wear them."

"You HID your shoes?" I asked.

"Yes," he said. "I didn't want to wear them."

"But that was a bad thing to do."

"I know," he said sighing, "but I wanted to wear the tie shoes."

So, you see what I'm dealing with here. It's going to be a long 14 years until college.


Jill said...

Show him the magic fingers video so he can learn to tie himself?

mm said...

He seems like a smart kid to me!

anne said...

Eleanor hided two pairs of pants the other day; pants she hates but that she won't let me give away. I found them stuffed under her bed. When I confronted her, she admitted, "I hided them because I didn't want you to give them away to a little girl who needs them." Great. Deceitful behavior AND profound lack of empathy. Gotta LOVE pre-K.

LH said...

I stand with clever Mac for shoe freedom!

I also stand with you, because you're my pal, but I mostly stand with Mac on this one.

KC said...

Mac ended up victorious in this situation, as I had to go to the shoe store to get Shef new shoes. I had his foot measured, and he's outgrown both the tie shoes and the velcro shoes. He had to get new ones. He likes them.