I told you I took Nori to a Shoe Tying Class over the weekend. Yes a class that teaches you how to tie your shoes FOR FREE! Nori recently taught herself how to tie her shoes. Honestly I didn’t know she had been teaching herself. She mentioned wanting to tie her shoes but I didn’t put much thought into it. Apparently she was just determined to learn and did so quietly in her room. She is so my child.
I took this picture of Nori on March 21st as stated. She had been in her room going about her normal morning routine. She dresses herself and I tell her to brush her teeth and then put her shoes on. Usually she will come in our room and ask someone to tie them for her. Well, this morning she decided to give it a go. EUREKA!! She did, all by herself in the quiet of the morning, she tie her own shoes for the very first time. I was proud, so I posted this picture on Facebook. After posting it Vogue & Vintage told me she had taken her daughter to a shoe tying class at Nordstrom.
My local Nordstrom holds this class once a month. Contact your local Nordstrom to see if they offer this class and inquire about the schedule. The great staff welcomed us in before the store/mall opened to the public. Shoe tying class? I didn’t even know that was a thing. This isn’t lazy parenting this is outsourcing. Did you know that kids learn better when someone other than their parents teach them? If you didn’t, don’t worry. I don’t know if it is legit a thing but from personal experience it sounds factual.
Then each kid introduces themselves tells their name and age. The staff gives each kid a Converse, Chuck Taylor sneaker to work with. Converse laces are the best to work with because the laces are thin and flat. I didn’t realize that until Nori tried tying the shoes she had on. The laces were thicker and it was hard for her to tie them tightly. Maybe consider that when you start teaching your kids to tie their shoes.
Watch the video to see the process.
All done and so proud, Nori completed her shoe typing class with ease. She received an award for the “Real Knotty Behavior”. She was the youngest student in the class and totally beasted it out. Each kid got their certificate, a goodie bag and picked out the balloon of their choice.
But before we go snap a selfie.
The entire ride home she kept practicing, with the sneaker card. This was one of the items in her goodie bag.
Laces, everyone, ready, set, tie!
Calling all kids.
Check out these simple clues.
When one lace meets the other
You can tie your shoes.
First, make an X,
And hold it on top.
Put the right lace through the middle
And you’ve got your knot!
Think of the bow
Just like a balloon,
Hold it at the bottom
Or it might go zoom!
Wrap the other lace around,
Use your finger like a spool.
Pull a loop through this hole,
You tied the bow – how cool!
We celebrated with a little photo shoot with this uber cute Mazda Cx3 Grand Touring, more on that later. My girl was picture ready, she said she stands this way because I stand this way in all of my pictures.