Today was going to be take your son to work day. Not nationally sanctioned or anything. But with our mangled schedule of daytime parent-swapping I thought I could multi-task and do my day job with Henry attached to me… If only we could get out the door.
Baby shoes are pointless. There are some great and adorable shoe-like coverings for babies. My good friend Tim Blane got us some soft converse all-stars that were awesome! Not really shoes, but looked like shoes. Perfect!
A company in Vermont called Zutano makes these wraparound booties that don’t fall off. We received them as hammy-downs and are now ordering our third pair. Let me repeat, they don’t fall off! Unfortunately, the next size (long overdue) has not arrived yet.
Honestly, in good weather, Henry is happy to be barefoot and I like to oblige him when roaming our quiet neighborhood of Greenpoint, but something about the subway and Manhattan made me pull some actual baby shoes that we had hastily purchased out for a trial.
20 minutes of trying to put them on left us both cranky. When they finally stayed put, Henry proceeded to be taking steps as if he was on the moon. Hilarious and ridiculous. Seconds later he had pushed them off his feet and he was standing and walking around the coffee table like a normal earthbound baby. We both breathed a little easier.
It is now get other stuff done day. Officially!