One, two, she tied her shoe!
I have never learned the shoe tying song that involves the bunny hopping around the tree. I’ve just always known how to tie my shoes. When it became time to teach my children how to tie their shoes, I bought velcro. It was new and cool.
Now, velcro is out and these sparkly pink shoes with bright lights are in….along with the pink laces. She wants to wear them to school despite the fact that she has had no clue how to tie them. I bought a pair of Umi shoes that were cute, pink, and had one velcro strap. She only wears those shoes when she’s tires out first in the sparkly lighted shoes versus the sensible Umi velcro shoes argument. At some point a couple of weeks ago, I added a new rule to this argument. If you choose to wear shoelaces, you have to practice tying them twice before heading to school.
Yesterday morning she hopped up onto the table with a smile that enveloped her body and announced, “I have a trick to show you!” She proceeded to tie both her shoes by herself. Now, she can wear them every day.
She tied her shoe the right way according to the TED lecture: