Big Boots

| January 4, 2017 | 6 Comments

Purchasing footwear for kids is always a great reminder of how fast kids are growing. “I can’t believe it,” we say as they tromp around in their new boots. 

Well, believe it. They had these adorable little round kid boots last year, and now they have these giant monster truck-tire jobbies with velcro (bought from the OTHER side of Kiddie Kobbler).

I get all faux-traumatized (well, maybe a bit for real), then I remind myself that they sell them large so the kids can grow into them over the winter. 

I also remind myself that one day, the shoe tray in the entryway will look like this

 and when that day comes, their old Kiddie Kobbler boots will seem still pretty tiny after all.

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Category: Babies & Toddlers, Family, Kids

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I am a lifelong (award-winning!) cartoonist and mother of two delightful boys, aged 7 and 5. I like to view today's adventures in parenting as material for tomorrow's cartoon. Looking at family life through "cartoon-coloured glasses" helps me keep the all-important sense of humour required for raising kids... even for the events that don't seem so funny at the time.

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Yes, not only their feet grow fast, though you probably notice it most there or when their jeans end mid calf or sleeves become way too short. These things almost always seem to happen over night – how can that be?
    As always I enjoyed your cartoon. 🙂

  2. Cheryl says:

    I am amazed at how fast our daughters feet grew. She started school off last year in a size 5 and ended up in a size 8 come June??!!!3 sizes in just 10 mths!! It seemed like I just bough her new shoes and she was saying they were too small!! 🙁

    • Janet says:

      Wow! She must’ve been in flood pants the whole year. I’m expecting a year like that when my kids are teens. I went from 5’3′ to 5’9″ in junior high myself!

  3. Kam says:

    It’s amazing how quickly they outgrow shoes and clothes!!