Thursday, March 02, 2006

A Note on Daniel Day Lewis

You would think that a kid would have a fifty percent chance of getting their shoes on the right feet even if they knew nothing of shoe putting on. You would think that, but you'd be wrong.

Now, I don't pretend that my little Touchdown knows her left foot from her right foot, but we have perhaps told her nearly 1000 times that the buckles go on the outside of her feet. She does know that, or, at least gives us lip service that she knows the difference between inside and outside of a foot. Given that instruction, you would think that the averages would roughly even out and we could expect a fifty-fifty split. You would think that, but you'd be wrong.

You might also think that if a kid put on their shoes and found them tremendously uncomfortable to the point that they begin to cry, that they would take them off and switch them around. After all, her toenails fell completely off due to this phenomenon. That might improve the averages, right? We might even expect that the halfway point would seem realistic. We'd be wrong.

I can't wait to teach her how to tie those things.


Blogger Juggling Mother said...

Ah but you needn't wory bout it - Mr A still puts my kids shoes on the wrong feet, and he does know his left from right!

Here from micheles today

11:37 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Kids get it when they want to...sounds like yours just doesn't want to - little rebellious streak there, eh?

Here from Michele's!

12:06 AM  
Blogger srp said...

Just wait until they are teens and while playing a high school basketball game you see the gum fall out of her mouth onto the court, see her reach down, pick it up and put it back in her mouth; all almost without missing a step. Such coordination! Such grace! SO MANY GERMS! An you sit there and wonder WHY?

12:13 AM  
Blogger Viamarie said...

They will learn in due time. No need to rush them.

Michele sent me this morning.

3:08 AM  
Blogger Indigo said...

Yes, you would think. However I speak from experience and children do not work this way. Zoe often had her shoes on the wrong feet.

7:44 AM  
Blogger Wendopolis said...

It takes a 8 yr old still doesn't know how to tie her shoes that well...I'm thinking its mostly laziness, though. She's been shown often enough!

11:07 AM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Keep working with her. She may be doing that for attention.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope she gets this backwards thing worked out before she starts wearing a bikini~!

3:25 PM  
Blogger Le laquet said...

She'll get it! .... one day! :o)

2:37 AM  
Anonymous julie said...

My coworker sent her child to school with two left shoes yesterday. The school sent him to the nurse who called my coworker. She had to leave work to bring him a right shoe.
"His daddy usually dresses him", she said.
Gonna be a while before she lives this down!

9:03 PM  
Blogger Ms. Momma said...

Somehow I am missing the Daniel Day Lewis connection... or is that it, there is no connection? ;-)

7:05 AM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Jensen, Daniel Day Lewis was in a film called "My Left Foot." Hence, the reference here.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Ms. Momma said...

Ohhhhhhhh. Now I get it. I think the only D.D. Lewis flick I've seen is Last of the Mohicans.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

my youngest daughter had shoes that had a marking on the inside edge of her shoes so that when she put them on, the markings matched up. as for laces, let velcro be your friend.

7:15 PM  

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