I have a confession to make; my kids do not know how to tie their shoes. Nope, not even my 8 year old. There are a lot more options with shoes now days; for a while even his nice dress Sunday shoes did not have laces, though his current pair does.
Their only shoes that seem to have laces are their soccer shoes and the laces are so darn short on those things I have a hard time tying them.
So when I saw that Alex's homework for the week was to learn her address, telephone number and how to tie their shoes and that they would be tested on Friday, I panicked a bit.
I also immediately texted my husband. "You have to help Alex learn how to tie her shoes this week!"
As you see, well I don't tie shoes correctly. When I was a child one of my best friends taught me how to tie my shoes with the bunny ear method. My mom was probably just happy someone else taught me and I could do it, so that was the end of it. The trouble was along the way no one taught me the correct way. In fact I did not even realize there was another "correct" way until I was in high school. No joke.
I have since learned the other way, but I have to think about it and often try again and usually just revert to my bunny ears.
So last night Eric got to work, teaching Alex the correct way to tie her shoes; Lucas also joined in as well he is 8.
"Make a tee-pee like this" Eric began instructing. It made me grateful that I got to stand back and watch; much like I will probably want to do when they learn to drive; not because I can't drive, in fact I would say I am a good driver, I just don't know quite how I would handle it.
So how did it go?
Well I am happy to say that two of my kids now know how to tie shoes the correct way, even if yes their mama can't.
|Eric took this for me as I had a meeting to go to and missed the end result|