I know there are other really important things that a parent needs to be worried about, such as:
Is he eating right?
Am I too lenient/strict?
Is he sick?
Is he happy?
Should he quit the pacifier cold turkey?
There are many, many others.
But one parental concern has been nagging me for a really long time. When I think about it, I get really anxious and uncomfortable.
When I put Max’s shoes on him I constantly thinking about the stitch in his socks.
Is the stitch to his sock bunched up under the fleshy part of his toes that he is constantly scrunching his toes inside his shoe to make the stitch recede into the space between his toes and the pad of his foot? Once it is there is the stitch too thick for the 3rd and 4th toe (Roast beef toe and the toe that had none)? Think about it, don't you hate when this happend to you?
Is the stitch going straight across the pad/ball of his foot? Is this causing him to walk on his toes?
Did the stitch rotate up on the knuckle of his little toe and causing him severe aggravation where he is “flicking” his little toe, non-stop, inside his sneaker? Will it cause a callous?
Is the sock not pulled on tightly enough, causing a bunch of fabric to be at the front of shoe?
Are the folds of his socks at his ankles causing too much irritation just below the inside anklebone, where the sneaker meets his foot?
Is the sock bunching up between his toes? Especially the big toe and the one next to it.
All of these bother the hell out of me, I am sure they bother Maxfield. But he is only 20 months old. He can’t fix the problem himself. He can’t tell me, or his mother that his socks are bothering him.
Will he remember that I did this to him?