Saturday, 15 May 2010

Aaaaawww.....

More attic treasures.


The Lovely Son's first proper shoes, c. 1973. He didn't walk until he was 16 months old, after which he didn't stop; running after him became my get-fit regime.

I see that Start-Rite now have a 'pre-walking' range for crawling children. Me, I like the strap and button on this old-fashioned classic.


It's evident that he crawled in these ones too.

12 comments:

Sue said...

I've still got my eldest daughter's first shoes too, black patent, almost brings a tear to my eyes when I look at them. Where have all those years gone?

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

These must be hung onto. Such sweet , tiny feet !!
P.S. LS doesn't read the comments on your blog , does he ?

Deborah said...

Oh!! They're sweet!
I have all my children's first shoes too. What is it about that particular item that has such significance??
Rachel, I thought I had added you to my blog list but seems that didn't happen after all. It shall be rectified. Thank you for coming to visit me despite my neglect of you. :)

Deborah said...

PS I just saw from your live traffic feed that Banbury was visiting you. Or is that you??? I have such fond memories of that place, which I once knew relatively well, having had a cousin who lived there.

lovethosecupcakes said...

I think I'm going to cry.

Annie (Lady M) x said...

That is well cute. Don't they just look so weeny when you think about the size they are now?!

Fran said...

I feel like such a hard-hearted mother now, having thrown away all the kids' shoes with not even a thought. I do have a pair of my son's socks in the house at the moment, but he's 23 and he left them here when he and his wife stayed last week, so I guess that's not quite the same!

Isabelle said...

I didn't keep any of my children's shoes because I was trying to be sensible, but I wish I had now.

On the other hand, I did keep quite a few of their milk teeth in a little covered dish. I now have no idea which teeth are whose. Daughter 2 thinks it's a bit creepy and suggests I should make a necklace of them to complete the creepiness. Now, that would just be weird...

Lucille said...

There is a book and a film to be had out of that other blog over there if you play your cards right. Don't breathe a word - they've got an agent lined up and know all about advances and royalties, you'll have to keep your cards very close to your chest.

Rattling On said...

I still have first shoes, christening clothes, assorted knits I can't bear to part with... Both my girls wore Start Rite dolly shoes. I loved polishing them each evening!

Jingle said...

adorable...
Happy Sunday!

mountainear said...

I have a little pair of shoes somewhere too - and some sweet little baby gros (spelling?). Some things refuse to be cleared out. Work papers? Good riddance.

Re Deborah's Banbury feed comment - I have fond memories too - spent a wonderful year doing an Art Foundation course there...

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