Mom, I need new shoes, Daniel says. Why? I have a hole in them. Well you know what babe, school is almost over you can just wear them with a little hole until then. WE can get you new ones for school next year. (the kids either go barefoot or wear flip flops all summer) Okay he says. This is what I find a couple of mornings later while he was waiting for the bus. That is no little hole and I felt bad for telling him he would have to wait. This is grounds for new shoes for sure. His toe is just about completely out of his shoe the hole is so big. I asked him if anyone had made fun of him for his shoe and he said no. But still I felt like a bad mother. Sending my kid off with half a shoe is just about considered neglect right???
2 weeks ago