The Munchkins

Life with identical twins

Two updates

on August 15, 2014

* On the advice of the dog trainer who is coming next week, we have been keeping Charlie on a leash when he’s in the house. It’s helped a ton! Keeps him much calmer, and he has no opportunity to bite the girls or their toys. It isn’t a long term solution, but it’s definitely proven that he is a dog who needs solid boundaries.

* We worked on tying shoes last night and it did not go well. First, I think the shoes we bought are hard to tie. They don’t stay tight, which makes it that much harder. That said, Caden just does not get it at this point. Her fingers and the laces are all over, no matter which way we tried to tie. I think it’s a fine motor thing, because she was having trouble manipulating the smaller lego pieces as well. In what was a crushing blow to her ego, Delaney can tie like a pro. We’ll be shopping for velcro shoes next week.


2 responses to “Two updates

  1. Jessica says:

    So my daughter has a difficult time tying shoes as well. I gave her a piece of string that I wrapped around her belly that was a bit long and she can tie it in a bow perfectly. We are working on mastering that and then go back to working on the shoes. I think that will help. There is more space and their little fingers are not so cramped and arms are free to move. Just a thought.

  2. Jill says:

    I just ordered this book today. Several,friends swore by it for shoe tying help. I can let you know if it’s helpful…

    http://www.amazon.com/Red-Lace-Yellow-Mark-Casey/dp/0812065530/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408143986&sr=8-1&keywords=Shoe+tie+book

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