Anyway, that moment was pretty hilarious and for them at least, positively carefree. I am sure I looked like a loser Mom but it was fun so meh. No one was crying or whining (except maybe me inside my head damning Converse for not making these shoes in sizes beyond 10...)
So the shoes we settled on were the same colors, but had awfully cheap elastic in lieu of laces. This garbage was not going to fly on my kids feet. Those thin strips of elastic have been cut off. REAL Laces have been installed. Now lets find Mommy a present for all that hard work she did today, or at least think of what we'd give her if we could today!
I wish you many positive moments my friend. take good care.