Monday was a day off of school for the big kids and apparently, the perfect day to learn a new skill. EJ has been asking for ages (but usually at busy times) to learn to tie her shoes and I have been (big time) dragging my feet on it. Our experience the first time around with Jack wasn't exactly smooth sailing. He's known how to tie his shoes for ages but has never been able to get them tight enough. So after a year of him leaving his shoes tied and sliding his feet in, I bought him these laces this school year (and the girls got velcro shoes).
I felt a little better because I had seen a new tying method on Pinterest/YouTube and was planning to try that way. It worked! EJ had it down after about 30 minutes and Jack has switched because he can tie much tighter this way. We refer to the new way as Lobster Claws...here is EJ practicing.
So, have I peaked your interest on how this awesome new method works? EJ made a video to show you herself.
Super cool, right? She was just a little proud. (Did you catch the video-bomb from Jack? I didn't until just now...dork!)
Ready to try it for yourself? Click here to watch the original video for step-by-step instructions. Good luck!