Monday, August 25, 2008

Can you say OCD!!!

So Noah has always been a little obsessive compulsive about things in his life, but his shoe issue is about to send me ver the top. I think White grandma understands now what I go through on a daily basis, several times a day!! While she was here, she bought the boys some school shoes. I told them that they couldn't wear them before school, but grandma said it would be ok to wear them from the store to our house. Little did she know how much drama she was about to cause. Grandma helped him put his shoes on, but he has to have 4 knots in EACH shoe and they have to be EXACTLY the same on each side. She got them all done and he did a test walk. NO GOOD. His foot was moving in the shoe, or something. So grandma untied all the knots, retied, test walk, no good. After several tries, grandma finally got it right. We still aren't sure what she did different, but hurray that she figured it out. We went to a couple of other stores and I wanted him to try some pants on. He threw a fit and didn't want to take his shoes off. I won of course, but when I put his shoes on, I couldn't tie them right so he had to go find grandma to tie them. That was the first pair of shoes she bought him. She didn't have quite enough fun with those so she bought him another pair of Nikes, WITH TIES. He wanted to wear them and gave me every excuse in the book why he needed to wear them, but my favorite was " i keep forgetting what they look like so I need to put them on to remember." Ryan told him we would take a picture so he could remember so he got his Nike clothes on to match his Nike shoes. We went through the whole 4 knot thing a couple of times and then he was ready. It was like we were at a model's photoshoot or something. He was posing for every shot. Running in place, jumping, etc. to show how fast and cool his shoes are. Here are a few pictures from our photoshoot. Thanks again grandma for making my little boys happy and for making me crazy!! Ü As crazy as it makes me, I wouldn't trade him for the world.....I would just maybe trade his shoes..

Notice the 4 knots!!


Kim said...

i love it when you write about their grandmas because the whole white grandma, black grandma thing kills me!

cute pictures of a cute boy! you should have called when you were here, we would have loved to get together!

Annie P said...

That is so funny. One day Noah asked me to tie his shoes. For one I didn't feel like bending over but when he showed them to me there was a double knot in them and I said - they are tied. No he told me. They need to be tied more. I didn't know we were going for 4 knots. I still wouldn't bend over though. too lazy. Sorry.

The Oswalds said...

Crazy boy. At least it is summer now and you don't have worry about his pants touching his shoes :)

Mandy said...

Oh the cuteness. I guess you just need to move to CA so he can wear sandals all the time and not worry about knots :)