Originally Posted by eepster
Some older people do believe that shoes on young children need to be somewhat close fitting "to give the feet support." When DS first started wearing shoes, my mom would come shoe shopping with us, and always fuss that I was being cheap by buying shoes with "too much grow room" in them when they just struck me as properly fitting. Your GMIL and GFIL may really think the tight shoes are the right size.
"snug" would be nice in this situation, unfortunately
He's almost 2 years and 2 months old. He's extremely dependent, and is "babied" at home (was told by pedi that he has speech delays [hes also very nonverbal, though his vocab is finally expanding
] because he is being talked to in baby-talk). I honestly don't think that he's angry and wants to do it himself...
I truely wish it were that easy and that were the case.
Kidzaplenty- Oh no, no offense taken! I think it may be cultural but I asked my DH and he replied "They just don't care" and reminded me of when the boy was about 15 months old and we had to buy him new clothes because he was wearing the same ones for days straight. And of a few other occasions
I totally get the no-shoes thing, we wear shoes only when needed (but man does DD wear them out!). I'm frequently barefoot and get alot of flack from DHs family. You're right though, maybe it is me. Maybe I should get DH more involved- it is his family, after all... though he might not want to as he's under the impression that they "just don't care". So we'll see.
I searched sears.com and found a pair of shoes pretty inexpensive and pretty close to the ones he has now- checked online if they had them in our local store and they do
We're very broke right now and my kids need winter stuff too... (I underestimated what we'd need!
) but I figure we can put one pair of shoes on a credit card for a child deeply in need.