In our earlier blog
Well, that was on
Now, something needs to be understood about a “shoeing” in Mexico! Very, very, few children (and even their parents) know the shoe sizes the children need.
Why you may ask? How can that be?
Because most kids obtain their shoes at
So the procedure is that a “foot measuring night” is announced, and the teacher of each child’s Bible Study class puts the child’s foot down on a piece of paper with their name and gender on it. The outline of their foot is traced with a marker, and then that paper is taken to a shoe retailer and shoes are purchased and the paper with the child’s name is put in the shoebox.
On gifting night, the children assemble around their teacher who opens each box, reads the child’s name, and they eagerly collect their ‘prize’.
Then comes the inevitable “comparisons” between the kids and their ‘style’. And it doesn’t end there, because that is when the inevitable “horse trading” begins, as styles are bartered!
In the end everyone goes home happy and smiling, and ready to show off their new shoes to their friends in the neighborhood and school.
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