Our family was severely impacted when COVID hit in early 2020. When all the restaurants shut down, so did half of our household’s livelihood. Like most people, we just struggled to keep busy and stay sane. After doing all the “fun” activities, I decided it was time to teach my six-year-old how to tie her shoes. I’d been avoiding it because I was sure it would cause more frustration than happiness. I was right.
The biggest issue was telling her which lace to tuck, or bunny ear, or go around the tree. I just kept saying, “the gray lace, no not that gray lace, the other one.”
LIGHTBULB. We needed a bi-colored shoelace!! I searched, but sadly there were none to be found. So, I grabbed one of her white laces and some purple paint. I painted half of the lace purple and let it dry. The next day, we tried again and . . . .SURPRISE! IT WORKED!
Learning to tie your shoes should be rewarding and memorable and with Gold Star Laces®️ it can be.
All the best,
Renee, Ariel, Leila, Blake, Bob, and Twilight
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