New teeth and his first pair of shoes, all in a matter of days.
I have incessantly checked his gums for signs of new teeth following his lovely mood these past few days. I was convinced, yet there was nothing there. Why didn't I check the top! There the little blighter was! His top right tooth has nudged its way through. Five little teeth. Now he can eat apples even more efficiently! Let us take yesterday for example. The core now poses no problem. This little boy must have a number of apple trees growing in his belly. ...
Shoes were the next task. He toddles around the house, albeit a little slowly, so the landmark trip to Clarks to have his little feet measured was the next logical step.
The machine that measures your feet in a whole manner of fun ways isn't used on little toddlers. I should have guessed that earlier, rather than worrying about how I was going to convince a toddler to stand - and more importantly stand still. Phew.
3 and a half g - he has wide feet apparently. Only one pair of shoes in the entire shop in that size. They were blue, they had velcros and they fit. What is not to like? (Apart from the price! There is so much less material - why are they the same price as adult shoes!)
He wouldn't walk around in them. He looked at us with a quizzical look that suggested that tying bricks to his feet and then asking him to lift them is an illogical effort. Fine. This boy knows how to make his legs go floppy in anti-walking protests like an expert.
They took his photo while his father held him. I danced about like an idiot trying to convince Elis to look happy rather than to spend his time giving the other, much younger overly happy prancing baby strange looks. They gave us a cute shoe box for the miniature shoes and then we departed.
Other highlights of the shopping trip included the cinnamon pretzel free samples, the Lego shop and Hamleys. Nothing like overpriced toys to stare at in wonderment while you eat sugary food.
My snotty child is now awake which can only mean PORRIDGE :)