Every parent dreams of the day when their precious little bundle of joy begins to communicate through speech. No parent, not even me, could have predicted Eli’s first word. Hopes of “dada” and “mama” vanished as Eli began to associate the formidable objects covering his toes aiding with traction and stability as he learned to walk with the sound shoesh. Yes, my son’s first official word was shoes.
At first I thought it was a fluke, but nope, the obsession and association has continued. Oh, and he’s so amazing, he can (and does regularly) put on his own shoes, not always the correct feet.