Don’t Fall for Cute
We all get bitten by the cute bug from time to time: “These shoes are so adorable! I have to buy them!” You could say I’m the opposite: My 4-year-old daughter has three pairs of shoes at any given time: two pairs of sneakers and a pair of desert boots she can wear with dresses and jeans alike. Swap out the boots for a pair of sandals in the summer and we’re done. That way, we really use them, and even wear them out by the time she’s outgrown them.