Contemplation of socks

Evie is a Houdini at pulling off her socks.  This makes me proud and annoyed at the same time.  I am so glad that she is super flexible and can reach her socks easily, even bringing them up to her nose.  But having to do a "sock check" whenever we are out somewhere is necessary, and my aging back does not like doing squats to pick up the sock while I'm holding Evie.


And now begins my search for the perfect slipper socks, and then the perfect walker shoes.

All the walker shoes that people so generously gave to us are too big still for Evie.  I evidently passed my genes of small feet on to her.  Side note: someone in middle school once asked me if my feet were bound in China.   I have tons of sarcastic remarks now to this, but all I said was a scathing "No." At this point, if someone asked me that, I would ask them if my feet looked like they were broken and then unnaturally curled into a ball.  But that is for another day.  For now, I am glad that Evie has cute feet, and I get to buy her cute shoes and save the gifts for later.

In Amazon's generous bounty of goods, I found 2 great shoe brands.  Evie is not walking yet, so she doesn't need huge treads on her shoes.  But she does need Velcro and/or long socks that she can't pull off completely.  Hence the victorious finds of 2 kinds of products:

Pink cowboy "boots"! 


  These slipper shoes really are clever. They are comfy, warm, and Evie has not been able to pull them off yet.  We are big fans.


For Evie's next foray into the snow, I got her some little pink boots with fur inside. They come in different colors. The reason these are so great is because they have velcro to tighten them so she can't pull them off as easily (although  not 100% Evie proof in recent testing), and they are warm enough to step in the snow a bit.  Can't wait to use them! (But then again, I could do without more snow...)


This was quite a frivolous post.  Sorry if you were looking for something deep about Down Syndrome.  I will say that I think Evie might not be the only one with Down Syndrome who has really small feet for someone her age.  Many kids with DS are smaller in stature, and can have shorter limbs.  Evie actually has pretty long limbs though, and Daddy secretly hopes that she will like playing and watching basketball.  She is also rather tall, and measured in at 29 1/2 inches today at the hospital. Here's to our pink cowboy boot-wearing basketball player!

Stay warm, everybody!


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