Monday, August 12, 2013

An Ode To Keens

   Keens. These are the world's greatest shoes for a young walker. I haven't actually tried every shoe, but these are tough to beat. Let me tell you why:
  • Go on super easy
  • Stay on super well
  • Protect the toes
  • Can get wet no problem
  • No socks
  • Super cute
  • Little loopie things on the heels (those might seem like they are trivial, but pulling the heel of that shoe out as the foot goes in can be magical. Also, I felt like I needed more than seven things on the list)
   Cara found our first pair at a thrift store. Wyatt wore them for weeks, which is like years in baby time. Then we realized they were different sizes. After that, we scoured sales and thrift stores and garage sales and other people's closets when they weren't home. We have the pair you saw above, and are planning on buying every-other size for the rest of his life.
   They are literally the only shoes he has worn in the past 4 months. I don't even know if we have all the matching pairs with the rest of his shoes anymore.

   Now, let's make one thing clear: These shoes are not Chacos.

   Chacos are the world's best shoe, obvs. No self-respecting adult doesn't not wear any other shoe. One day he'll grow into his first pair, and, in a perfect world it would be his only pair. Because they are that great. They are the world's best shoe because:
  • look at them
  • no, seriously, have you seen them?
  • and look at how little Wy's shoes are compared to mine?! What a cute little guy he is.
  • Also, you'll note that I don't have a toe strap. This was a big decision on my part. I mean, when you get a pair of Chacos you are wearing them for life. Maybe not your whole life, but definitely the cool exciting parts of your life.
  • I plan to die in these Chacos. I mean, like, seriously, I have planned my death and I will be wearing my Chacos. No, I'm not going to tell you the plan. Forget it.
  • No! Really! Forget it!
  • Okay I'll tell you this: flying squirrel suits.
  • No. Wait, no. Not that. That's just an adorable kid's costume. In fact, I might get one of those. No, I am talking about the actual dudes that fly in those suits and aren't little girls:
  • What is going on?!
  • And where is her torso!?

  • There. That's just a part of the plan. Not the whole thing, or even the exciting part, because that would be terrifying.
  • Also I am obvs not wearing Chacos in this part of the plan.
   In conclusion, Keens are great for toddlers. In fact, I think they are my best piece of advice: If you have a toddler, you should get them Keens. (Do you remember my best baby advice? It was Netflix. I even updated my list of shows you should watch on there, because, when you have a baby you will be stuck in one position for hours, so make that position in front of a TV.)

My mood: dwelling on my mortality
Wyatt's mood: smells like sunscreen!!
Listening to: Jars of Clay

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