Do you ever see other moms at the grocery store or at the library and think, “Am I the only mom that seems to have no clue what I’m doing”? The latest source of this self-talk for me has been gosh darn toddler clothing!
Those things have me baffled. I seriously feel like I’m back in jr high where I certainly had no clue how to dress myself. Side note: I was a major late bloomer in the style department. I got a gift of a cute purse post college from some friends with a small note attached that said, “We see you are still using a backpack”. Anyway, enough about that.
Back to my point. So, I look around at the other kids in public places and think, “My kid is the shabbiest one here. And why don’t I know how to have proper shoes for him?” I have been using some hand-me-down mocasins, but everywhere I go I seem to see children younger than my son wearing supper grown-up looking shoes. Did I miss something here? When was I supposed to know to buy shoes for a person that mostly walks around our living room all day. Do you really need shoes for that (and the occasional short stroll around the library). Am I the only mom in this world that didn’t get the memo that you are supposed to have shoes for toddlers that barely walk?
Seriously, I need some help on this one. For now, I still feel utterly baffled by this situation and pretty much have decided to just keep having my kid use socks or moccasins until he’s walking everywhere. But then again, maybe I just have no idea what I’m doing.