Now I have to admit to my very shoddy parenting. Jason and I have never quite gotten around to teaching Bevan to tie his own shoes. Not so much because we thought it was beyond him - more that most of his shoes are velcro and it has been one of those things we 'll do "tomorrow".
Well push came to shove last night when I went to put elastic in his jazz shoes so he could put them on himself. He was most upset and insisted that he be taught to tie his own laces. Thank goodness for the patience of my friend Beth (she did all the teaching), but here is my big guy with his freshly self-tied jazz shoes!