I was chatting to my neighbour yesterday and she said that she had no idea what size shoe her (almost) four year old twins now are. Her twins, like mine, have not worn shoes ONCE in the last six months or so. It reminded me again about the conversation we had recently about going barefoot. Like the kids, I love being barefoot. I love having free feet. Marko hates being barefoot and as a result has the most pathetic feet ever. Lily-white, soft and fragile. What a total naff! Not a true African!
Now that the weather is changing and winter is approaching, it is time to start thinking about shoes again. I can't tell you how many pairs of shoes the kids have never worn, and have now outgrown. I think I am going to stick to slippers for insides and wellington boots for outside.
But in the meantime, we are loving the gorgeous Autumn weather that allows us to go barefoot for a just a little while longer
Updated to answer your questions: Firstly, I must say that I do wear shoes when I go out. My post made it sound as if I don't ever wear shoes, I do. But any opportunity to take them off, and the feet go free! As for the kids, they don't wear shoes to school, only about 25% of the kids wear shoes to school and by the time the moms pick them up, almost all of them are barefoot. But that is play school. I am not sure how it works in big school. Sister Mel? What are the rules? As for going to the shop etc, there aren't any rules against being barefoot. You don't see any adults walking barefoot, but many of the kids are. As for it being too hot to walk outside, yes, that sometimes happens. But I almost always park underground (I HATE getting into a hot car) and if we do have to walk on hot pavements I always ask them whether the ground is too hot. Adam usually says no and Kate usually says yes. If both of them say yes, I just carry them both. I have strong arms.