March 2, 2009

The Girl Can Tie Her Shoes!

She finally got it. I have been working with her and working with her with it always ending with a hissy fit of her crossing her arms and yelling "I can't do it." I decided to teach her the short cut. What does it matter how she does it as long as she is tying her own shoes. I am so proud of her and she is so proud of herself. She is always untieing her shoes so that she can show who ever is watching that she can do it. Then she always ask "Are you proud of me?" Of course we are. We are so proud of you and even a little heart broken because it just makes you that much more grown up.
If you are wondering, here is the short cut.
Take one shoe string and make a bunny ear
Take the second shoe string and make a bunny ear
Now tie the two bunny ears together.
So much easier to explain that
Make a bunny ear
Take the other shoe string and go around the bunny ear
Now push through the loop
This is were I would lose her because she would lose her string or would try to put the whole string all the way through. This is when the hissy fit would come and all frustration would set in.
But she got it now and I am free....for one kid anyways. One down, two more to go.


  1. Way to go! I am trying to teach my 2 and we have gotten frustated so I am on a break. I'll have to try your shortcut. Thanks.

  2. We do the bunnies too!

    Cute post!

  3. It never occurred to me to teach my son how to tie his shoes. I like the bunny ear idea.

  4. Tell her Aunt Sarah ties her shoes the same way! I could NOT get the "complicated" way either! I still tie my shoes the short cut way!