Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Two Sizes Too Fast

As many of you already know, my kids play baseball on local Little league teams. Baseball season starts at the end of March. So in March we had to buy new uniforms, cups, cleats etc...
In March my 7 year old wore a size 13 shoe. This week he told me those shoes were too small. I didn't believe him. I just bought the cleats in March. I helped him put on the cleats. Yup. They were too small.
I went to the laundry room and found a pair of size 1 cleats that a friend had given us. His foot wouldn't fit in. I loosened the laces and tried again. It was like trying to squeeze the wicked step-sister's foot into Cinderella's glass slipper. It was not going in.
March! I just bought him cleats in March. He can't possibly need new cleats now. I was hoping that he could at least make it through baseball season before I would have to buy new cleats. But the season is only halfway through.
Can he really grow 2 shoe sizes in less than 2 months?!

7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

uh, yup.
'tis been know to happen.
Wait till he hits teenhood...
my brother went through three wardrobes
during our freshman year in High School...
I think he grew like 8 inches!

Mama Goose said...

Thank God for second hand sports stores... I hope you have one in your area.

Fire Hunt said...

Yes it can and has to us more then one time!

Michelle said...

Wowwww....

I feel so much better about buying my cleats semi-used from the local church rummage sale for $2 now ;) I was feeling chintzy before. So how much taller is he now, or has that not caught up yet?

bernthis said...

I guess i'm lucky that way. My daughter is so petite she is only now (at close to 6) fitting just perfectly into size 5

Mama Zen said...

Wow! It always freaks me out how they seem to outgrow their shoes overnight.

girlytwins said...

We just experienced this in our house. My girls grew 3 inches in 2 months. They grew out of their entire winter pants wardrobe which was fun right in the middle of the season for twins. Ugggg.