Actually, Owen got 3 new pairs of shoes. We went to the shoe store yesterday. All three kids were in need of sandals but Owen was due to have his foot sized. Now, this is no fun experience. I am sure there are many kids who don’t like having to go to the shoe store or having their hair cut. We have tried many different things to make shoe shopping an easier process for Owen and the shoe salespeople. Last year, we were fairly successful with Owen going in barefoot. But he really seems to be getting better. I went armed with cheese doodles and his ABA teacher.
First we had him sized and he willingly took off his shoes. The salesperson brought out the one pair of sandals they had in Owen’s size. A perfect fit and Owen took off swaggering. Doodles in orange hand, he strutted around the store dancing and checking him self out in all of the mirrors. It was so cute. He was so happy in those sandals that I didn’t have the heart to take them off but we had to try on new sneakers. One of Owen’s behaviors at school is to remove his shoe. I wanted to rule out size issues. He was on the cusp of a new size so we just went with the bigger ones. I hope it helps at school. But I was just so happy that he did so amazingly well. I thanked the shoe salesperson repeatedly but he said they new how to handle people with special needs. I new he meant well but I was hoping he hadn’t realized Owen was anything less than typical. Then again, we have been going to that shop since Gracie was one…and I even went there as a child. Perhaps they remembered us. It wouldn’t be the first place. Oh and the 3rd pair of shoes…they threw in aqua socks if you bought sneakers and sandals.
Last night I worked on the Leaf Cravat. Considering it is just 19 stitches across—why is it taking so long? I am not sure how it is going to work in the cotton yarn. I think a cotton/wool blend would work better but the yarn is pretty and was from my mom’s stashaster. And I think I will stop by Granny’s today…even though she isn’t there on Tuesday to get my final something something for my Knitting Secret Pal.
Any suggestions on what to knit for Cameron’s teacher? Something easy? Quick? Affordable? Do others knit for their kids teachers? What do you knit? Does it seem well received? Maybe I will do the Sophie bag for her from Magknits…
Have a great day.