As you can imagine, this makes it quite challenging when trying to outfit your child for the day.
As a rule, most schools insist children have a pair of "indoor" and "outdoor" shoes. This cuts down on slush, snow, mud, or whatever nastiness that may perhaps enter the school. The "indoor shoes" typically stay at school.
Anyway, as I was saying, not only did he mix up his indoor/outdoor shoes but he also came home wearing some other kid's shoes. How does that happen you ask? Well, apparently two parents didn't bother to label their child's shoes. (Moi and parent ???) Add to this, the fact that 4 year old boys couldn't care less about who's shoes they may be wearing instead of theirs.
Needless to say, the shoes will be returned to the appropriate owner Tuesday morning and I was busy this afternoon labeling my kids' school gear.
Initially I was going to print off some labels from an online site but then it dawned on me that most 4 year olds can't read yet (well they may be able to identify their name but probably not another kid's name). So I decided to make photo labels for Opal's school bag and shoes.
Hopefully this will avoid any future mishaps.
Speaking of shoes, I wonder if this could be a possible reason why my precious Pearl isn't walking yet at 15 months....
Any other label suggestions?