There was a time when I was sad that Leo didn’t fit in Robeez any more. They only go up to 18-24 months. What was I to do when Leo grew into sizes 7-13, and now Youth 1?
But here is a company that looks like they make a nice and similar product, Soft Star Shoes — for toddlers, youth, and adults even. I saw their ad at our Waldorf school. They seem to market to schools requiring good, indoor, media-image free slippers. We got something serviceable from Acorn for $14, but these do look nice.
Addendum: the shoes are great — the feet outgrow them before they wear out. And getting to design your own slippers — what could be better?
Ben at the end of a great museum day
Leo, Sabine & Violette, laughing about something at the bakery
Ben shows off his favorite - the scat collection
Mmm, bear poop. Ben -- thanks for introducing this to Leo!
Museum Guard Quote of the Day:
“Do you have a lot of money?”
(this was the guard’s way of asking me to pick up my camera from the floor of the kids’s area where we were sprawled out playing with blocks and puzzles)
“Are you visting the museum?” asked the guard. Why else would two adults and two children be inside the museum? Would it be that hard to just say, “Welcome to the Peabody Essex — we’re so glad you are here”?
And then the woman who doles out the buttons asked if Sophie and I live at the same address. If she bothered to look at the membership info, she would have figured that out . Why can’t they be a little friendlier there??? Or at least assume the best of people instead of the worst. Whoever is in charge of reception must scare the living daylights out of all of these people.
Despite all that, we had fun at the polar bear sculpture studio.
Sculpting polar bears
Sophie has fun too
At the playground in Salem near Steph & Allan’s old house.
If the campaign against the power plant needs a poster child, here’s one.
…how cute Leo would be in a karate suit, I would have signed him up years ago!