We took the children shoe shopping today. Carolyn, Henry and William had their shoes picked out in less than five minutes, and then spent the next hour reading books, while their sister tried on every color available in her size.
Even though I have been walking more than 10,000 steps a day, my shoes have held up remarkably well and I've been in the same pair for the past 16-months. Charlie's been in his shoes for nine months.
The children, on the other hand, need new shoes every four months. Not just because they are growing crazy fast and their shoes are quickly too small, but because after four months, the soles are completely worn out. These kids are wicked hard on their shoes.
And since 3/4 of the brood are now in adult sizes, they're also wicked hard on my wallet!