Up until last year, my daughter wore sneakers with Velcro closures. Because, sorry not sorry, they're easier. But when we went shoe shopping for the third grade, I noticed that most of the sneaker styles featured laces. And... she didn't know how to tie them. Oops. #MomFail.
We had to work at the shoe-tying thing for a while, but she got it eventually. Still, if only we'd watched Unstoppable Mother's Facebook video tutorial on tying shoes like millions of other people have, we would have saved a lot of time. Because it is genius.
In the 1-minute clip, mom Kirsten Johnson (A.K.A. Unstoppable Mom) takes viewers through "the world's easiest way" to teach a kiddo how to tie their shoes. Her three-step method involves two knots, and "bunny ears." That's it!
To prove how simple Johnson's method is, she asks her son to try it.
Spoiler alert: He nails it!
Although it's too late for me to use Johnson's method for my oldest daughter, guess what? Kiddo #2 is totally watching this video.
By the way, too bad Facebook wasn't around when I was a kid, because I vividly remember struggling to learn how to tie my shoes. In fact, my younger brother learned before me. And that was kinda emotionally scarring. Not that I'm bitter or anything.
How did you teach your tot to tie his or her shoes?
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.