We finally broke down and bought the boys their first pair of shoes. Yes, we managed to make it nine whole months without spending money on shoes! Woot.
I'm not judging others on their shopping habits, but I'm in the camp that believes shoes on babies is ridiculous. Cute? Yes! But they serve no purpose. They are going anywhere using their feet! Why the need for shoes (because their IS no need, it's just...CUTE!).
When they were infants, their feet were all bundling up in bunting and then it was spring when socks were enough... and they spent the entire summer mostly barefoot...and then socks again in the fall.
However, the other morning the temperature had dipped into the 50's and I felt the judgement stares (imagined?) of people who probably thought my boy's toes were going to freeze and fall off because they only had on socks. It was 55 degrees people, not 30!
BUT, But, but. They both have the habit of pulling off their socks. Usually the left one.
So, yeah, they each had one bare foot. And that foot was a bit chilly. But everytime I tried to put the sock back on--Pull! Fling!--off it came again.
A few clicks later to Zappo.s and we have the boy's first pair of shoes.
Meet Mr. Moose Feet, Mr. Monster Feet and Mr. Shark Hats. I figure they are only going to be little once. Why not be silly and cute and dress them in ridiculous outfits while I can?
I think they are plenty warm now. And cute.
And while I'm at it, why not buy them silly shark hats that match their fleece jackets and highlight their new teeth?
Check out my fins!
Poor Grunter. He's just woken up from a stroller nap and looks very confused as to why he's dangling from a swing wearing ridiculous clothing.