J went off to the childminder this morning (I have work and there is no school here on Wednesdays) wearing odd shoes. With a easy child, I would doubtless have made an issue of this but... since I have a little difficult child, you learn to pick your battles. His determination (aka stubborness) is extraordinary. First of all he insisted on putting on a pair of shoes that are basically too small for him and which were in the bag of clothes to be given to his cousin in Morocco this summer; despite my entreaties he would not be dissuaded - with a force of will that is in a way impressive - and finally managed to get one of them on, with much squeezing and pushing. Then we discovered that the lace of the other one was missing and no other lace would fit. And so, rather than admit defeat and take the first shoe off, J happily accepted the "compromise" of putting a different shoe on the other foot... He is generally indifferent to what he wears and I can put anything on him but he is supremely conscious of and particular about FOOTWEAR... does anyone else have this??