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Growth spurt

On the 14th, right before the boys started school this year, we went out and got the kids' feet measured and bought new shoes. Each got two pair - one tennis shoe and one brown slipon. Matthew got size 12 and Michael got 12 1/2.

Two days ago, Matthew started to put on the slipons and said they were tight. I sighed and popped myself on the forehead for not making him try them on at the store. So, we put on the tennis shoes he wears to school every day. Today, he complained about the tennis shoe. I pushed to find where his toe was and it was at the end! How does a kid grow completely out of a pair of shoes in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS?

So, I have two pair of barely used (one not at ALL) shoes in size 12.

I had to go out today to buy more shoes. I got another couple of pair in 12 1/2, since they are both in that size now, and got two pair of size 13 in case we have any other growth spurts.

Have I mentioned my kids are going to be TALL?


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Aug. 23rd, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC)
I have a couple pairs of size 13 shoes stowed away to grow into. They're girls' dress shoes, so I'm afraid they wouldn't help you much.

Laurel's in a size 10 shoe right now.
Aug. 24th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
Mason is in a size 8 and he isnt' even TWO YEARS OLD! I fear for the amount of money we will spend on shoes in our future.

Aug. 24th, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
I don't remember what the boys were in at 2. At that age, we just had shoes in all kinds of sizes that I bought from resale stores and garage sales and just moved them through them as they got too small. They weren't in any size for very long.
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Aug. 24th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)
Yeah *laugh*

I'm 6'2" (although I think I've lost a good inch with my back problems), my husband is the same height, and my dad was 6'5". Our boys will probably be crazy tall. Michael is already taller than many 6 year olds (They turned four in April). Matthew is about the same as many 6 year olds - he's about an inch or so shorter. Michael is about 43 inches. I can't BELIEVE it. It's like top of the charts. One good growth chart and he'll be off the charts.
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Aug. 24th, 2005 04:33 am (UTC)
I remember when I hit 6 feet, and I didn't want to be that tall. When you are growing up, girls don't want to be tall like that. I slumped, and I wore baggy clothes to try to hide it. I ALWAYS wore flats. For the longest time, I said I was '5 feet 13 inches'

Yes, I work for Sun. Hopefully, it was a good article about us :) I missed that one. I love working for them, and have been with them for about 9 years now (3 as a consultant)
Aug. 24th, 2005 07:34 am (UTC)
I feel your pain! The twins seem to constantly be between sizes. And Craig at 6 is only an inch shorter than his classmates at 8 and 9. I started the year by buying gym shoes in three different sizes for him--might as well do it while they are on sale!
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