Yesterday we found these long lost red shoes. Unfortunately they are too small for Jack now, so Elsie happily added them to her collection. Jack now fits into his new white ones, so they both laced up with this warning: “Watch out, mom,” Jack said. “These shoes make you extra fast!” They proceeded to show me how they made them run faster and jump higher. They even have the ability to “Triple Jump!”
I love triple-jumping kids and sneaks with so many miles on them that the shoelaces are tied together in knots to keep from breaking. I love how their imaginations work, and how shoes become rockets that propel ordinary walking into great feats of extraordinary speed. Next time I lace up, I’m going to try it!