I let Max run around outside without his shoes on. There’s just something idyllic about little boys with bare feet running in the grass. The problem with this is our neighborhood is filled with large pet dogs who crap in the grass. So, in order to maintain the shoeless state of my toddler, I run around after him scanning the ground for turd-mines. Once they’re spotting, I mentally plot them on the map in my brain. Once I know where they are, it’s pretty easy to steer Max clear of them.
I’m grateful we don’t have a lot of trees in the lawn he runs around, or I’d be dead. Running around with your head down is a good way to get brained.
And how are you doing?