Monday, September 3, 2012

New Kicks {Quinn’s Weekend Adventures}



Quinn spent Labor Day weekend breaking in his new shoes. Hey, just because he’s not going to school this fall, doesn’t mean the kiddo can’t be fashionable.

I got away with buying my toddler fancy new shoes because they were recommended by our pediatrician. And like almost all first-time parents, we do pretty much whatever our pediatrician tells us to do, even if that means buying over-priced shoes.

We were slightly concerned because Quinn’s feet roll inward a tad, and he sort of walks on the inside of his feet. Dr. L said this is common among kids this age, and she recommended that we buy some super stiff soled shoes to better support his arches as they develop.

Hubs and I breathed a big sigh of relief at the good news… which immediately caught in our throats when we realized how much these shoes were going to cost. Yikes! Sixty dollars?! For shoes he’s only going to wear for a few months?

Good thing we adore this kid.

Amazingly, Q and I had a successful shoe shopping trip. We were out of the mall in less than an hour with his new kicks in hand, and neither of us had a single meltdown. Holla! And the shoes were on sale for almost half-off, so double holla! (That’s still too much to pay for toddler shoes in my opinion, but it seemed palatable after expecting to pay sixty dollars.)

The good news is Quinn’s feet don’t roll inward when he wears the shoes, so they were worth the cost. The bad news is the shoes only stayed pristine for a moment before he wore them to the park. I cringed a little as Q stomped in the sand and covered his fancy shoes in dust.

*sigh*

But even through the dust and dirt, you can still see his new kicks light up when he walks. (For that price, those suckers better f**king light up!)





9 comments:

  1. hopefully it won't take long in the fancy shoes before his arches start working like they're supposed to.
    brooke walked on her toes most of the time for several years and her ped said she'd have to get special shoes that forced her heels down if she didn't start putting her feet flat on the floor more often. thankfully, she's was 4 by then and listened to reason a little bit so we could avoid that problem.

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    1. Wow, I can't imagine how that would work - having shoes that forced one's heels down... Glad you didn't have to worry about that! Most toddler don't have arches at this point, but for some reason, it makes Q's feel roll inward. Hopefully these shoes will prevent it from becoming a problem.

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  2. I had to wear special shoes as a kid and I'm fine now! I'm sure he'll be fine too. Q is lucky to have such great parents. Melissa, I awarded you with the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award and the Inspirational Bloggers Award - congrats! http://lisagradessweinstein.blogspot.com/

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    1. Wow! Thanks so much, Lisa. Aren't you just the sweetest! I will stop by and check it out. I'm so honored!

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  3. They look so cute when they have new shoe pride, don't they?

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    1. They do! You should see him stomp around the kitchen in them. I think he likes the sound they make. :)

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  4. Oh man, what an adorable picture! Quinn's looking like such a big boy in those shoes! Stinks that you had to get such a pricey pair, but yay on getting them on sale! My son would get so very excited when he got new sneakers as a toddler. He would run around speedy quick - he thought because they were new they made him faster. So cute.

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    1. Haha! That's adorable. Sounds like perfect little boy logic. :)

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  5. Oh man, what an adorable picture! Quinn's looking like such a big boy in those shoes! Stinks that you had to get such a pricey pair, but yay on getting them on sale! My son would get so very excited when he got new sneakers as a toddler. He would run around speedy quick - he thought because they were new they made him faster. So cute.

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