Stride Rite? Stride Wrong. I had no idea baby shoes could cost so much!
Our professional parental unit friends (Tim & Hesper) encouraged real shoes. They helped their daughter, Cadence, with balance and then walking. Jill is so close to taking off (2 or 3 steps here and there), that it seems like she would benefit from added support. But $40? "I could just pick up Nikes," my Mom said from the South Shore Plaza this afternoon. [And Tim & Hesper didn't know this but parents with children a bit older than yours are your alleys. They've already gone through it, and it wasn't that long ago. They still remember clumsy falls, teething cries, finger food challenges, etc.]
This may or may not have lead to the next Monday night commuter discussion between me and Tone: expanding the family. Tony deemed it not fiscally responsible at this point. We have family and friends with multiple children and they all just make it work. That's what families do! Sara has three; so does Alicen. Tyla and Anne Marie have twins (AM has another on the way). Whitey and Mandy have two each and Carah will too in another month or so. Go Dawe! Obviously there is no "right" number of children and every family is different. Tony is the oldest of three. I have my not-so-little-anymore brother. Tim is the only solo child I know and he turned out ok for the most part. So what do you think? What are the perks to having more than one child? A pros and cons discussion...
Maybe one of us will win the lottery that we don't play. I'm not ready right now but I definitely would like Jill to have a playmate, preferably a little sister who can wear these shoes again!