Re: How to tie shoelaces
- From: "bizby40" <bizby40@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 14:44:46 -0400
"Barbara" <mom_2_one@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"Barbara" <mom_2_one@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in messageWelll, the gym dept of our school must have seen those shoes fly off
Some schools don't permit the elastic type of sneakers for gym
(although I suppose they would permit them other days); I can't
the reason -- perhaps they're not sufficiently supportive for
This would seem to be a strange rule for grade school where
don't tend to be too intense. And poorly tied shoes, or those that
have come untied and are dragging laces around would seem to be
of a danger. I'm not doubting that schools exist with that rule,
it seems a misguided rule for grade school to me.
Requiring proper shoes for specific sports like baseball or soccer
makes a bit more sense. But I tie my kids' shoes for those events
even though they're capable of tying their own shoes, because I
can tie them tighter and more securely.
too many kids to permit them.
IME, the shoes most likely to fly off are tie shoes that have either
come untied or have become loosened because the kids slide them off
and on without untying and retying them. I understand that you were
only saying the rule exists and not necessarily defending it, so I'm
not trying to argue with you, only saying that it still doesn't make
sense to me.
Don't the kids play baseball and soccer
in gym at your school?
Our kids do, along with basketball (and, heaven
help me, the boys organized their own football league at recess).
Not in specialized cleated shoes like they would on a team.
Well, if you MUST tie, then the rule applies even if the kid is
velcro. Sort of like the tests that the local public schools make
pass in 3d grade and -- I forget what other grades. Pass or repeat.
I'd object to that. But I have no problem with a rule that if you
shoes with ties, then you have to know how to tie them.
Yes, I agree with this.
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