Saturday, November 03, 2007
The last pair of first shoes
I bought my last pair of first shoes today. I took Sam to Stride Rite and got him his first pair of shoes. And I didn't get the standard white baby shoes this time. I got him cool looking blue ones. I didn't think I would feel sentimental about this purchase, but I do. I still have each of my children's first pair of shoes. I have always planned to get them bronzed like my mom did with mine. So when Sam outgrows these, I'll have to find a place that does that. My mom has ours on display at her house. She also has her own bronzed first shoes.
It made me start thinking about everyone's first steps, too. Alex took his at the zoo. Ed took his in our family room at our old house. Amy took hers at the aquarium. Sam will be taking his in about a month or so. Maybe he will wait until Christmas so my parents and sisters can see him do it. My kids are all late walkers. But so was I. My first shoes are much bigger than my sisters' first shoes. My baby sister walked at exactly 10 months on my mom's birthday. I didn't walk until I was 15 months.