Wednesday, October 17, 2007

WFMW: Tie Kids' Shoes

This one is a special request from my sister, Megan, whose thumbs are exactly as goofy looking as mine.

I have a confession to make. I am 31 years old and I can't tie my shoes the "normal" way. No matter how many bunnies went 'round the tree, or whatever goofy phrase someone told me to try to teach me how to tie my shoes, I couldn't do it. I can't knit either. Hand-eye coordination is obviously not my strong suit.

I can tie my shoes, though, thanks to my very clever Mom who taught me to do it the other way. Here we go:

Tie a knot:









Make two loops:









Cross the loops:









Pull one loop under the other:









Pull them tight:









There you have it! This way is much easier for kids' chubby fingers and people with goofy thumbs. Works for me!

If you're here for WFMW, don't miss my other WFMW posts:

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How to prevent dryer fires.
How to use Google Calendar to organize your family.
How to save a zillion dollars with the Magic Bullet.
How to quickly cool Mac & Cheese.
How to soothe a teething baby without whiskey - oops! I mean Tylenol.
How to do Time Outs correctly.
How to improvise a changing table.
How to get a baby and a toddler into the car.
How to keep your house decluttered with an old waitressing mantra.
How to find a great baby sling.
How to manage your grocery list online.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon!

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2 comments:

Megan said...

You don't tie the right way! Mom taught us that when you tie the RIGHT :) way...you tie normally but instead of only looping through once, you loop through twice. It's a double knot without the difficulty of untying the knot. It's a first grade teacher's dream come true!!

Barbara said...

I love all the pics of your lollipop thumbs hahahaha