What is the point of infant shoes? Can someone tell me? Maybe it is the male coming out in me, since I see no real point and my wife thinks they are “cute.” I will admit that the chipmunk does look more handsome when he is wearing shoes but I don’t think a store is going to refuse us service because our 8 month old isn’t wearing his shoe
I have a constant fight, one that I don’t win, about the chipmunk wearing shoes. The other day Liz was off to teach summer school and I had to take the chipmunk to the sitters. She left me a note that said, “Just take the shoes so if they go outside he has something to wear, I love you!” Now I think I have an idea of what was going through her head while she was writing the note. “He won’t put him in the shoes so maybe if he doesn’t have to put them on but at least just take them with him it will be alright.” I’m almost 25% certain that was what was going through her mind at that time (I don’t pretend to know what she is thinking).
But really can someone tell me the point of an infant wearing shoes? They can’t walk so its not like the hard floor is hurting their feet. I mean we are teaching the chipmunk to walk but that is in our own house on the carpet. But to a kid who can’t walk and just crawls, why? I just don’t understand the idea of wearing shoes at that age. The chipmunk is 8 months old and we have to fight him to put shoes on him. That is a fight that if I don’t have to deal with I just won’t put shoes on him.
This is going to be a losing battle, I know that. The chipmunk is only going to get older and I am going to have to battle to get shoes on him. Until then, our kid will be shoeless Joe and it won’t bother me one bit.
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Posted on July 7, 2011, in Fatherhood and tagged Baby, Child, Children, Children's, Clothing, Dad, Daddy, Family, father, Fatherhood, Fathers, Footwear, home, Life, Shoe. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.