When you find out you’re expecting twins, so many thoughts run through your head. How will we cope? What happens when they cry at the same time? How will I feed two babies at once?
The questions are endless and as soon as you’ve discovered the answer to one, another swiftly replaces it.
But one thing that didn’t cross my mind — upon being told I was carrying two babies — was:
‘Crikey. Baby shoes are mighty expensive and we’re going to have to buy two pairs at a time!’
Nope. That thought came last year when they began walking! And funnily enough, that was quickly followed by:
‘Well at least they’re boys. Boy’s are not as interested in shoes as girls are they?’
Oh my. How wrong was I?
My littles absolutely LOVE shoes. My shoes, their daddy’s shoes, shoes in shops, shoes in pictures — they are just obsessed. Shoes are a wonderful source of interest for them. So when the lovely people at Brantano Shoes sent the boys some lovely new shoes to testdrive, there was much excitement.
We went to our local Clarks shoe shop to have the boy’s feet measured for the first time — again mucho excitement for this activity — then picked the shoes from Brantano’s website. They have got lots of choice — and not just for kids either — they’ve a great selection for men and women and even have sports shoes, bags and accessories.
We chose a lovely chocolate and yellow pair for Cosmo and a cherry red pair of sandals for Bertie.
Needless to say, my boys were pretty happy when they opened the boxes. I filmed them and it was so sweet to see their reaction! Apologies for the black lines at the side of the film; in my haste to capture this moment for posterity I forgot to turn my phone to landscape — doh.
Live and learn…
These shoes are going to have quite a lot of wear and tear as the summer rolls out. Lots of adventures to be had.
Thanks so much to Brantano for gifting the twins their new shoes. You’ve made two little boys very happy indeed :
All photos, thoughts and words are entirely my own.