On like the second day of school Steven came out to the car and told me Carmen wasn't coming yet because she'd lost her shoes. (Her outdoor shoes. Like the rest of the world, I'm sure, our school has a two-shoe policy.) She'd found a pair of shoes similar to her's, but smaller, so we figured someone had taken her shoes home by mistake. A nearby teacher told me this doesn't usually become a problem till winter when everybody has the same Ugg-type boots. I was instantly concerned since I'd already bought Carmen's Kirkland brand Ugg knock-off's for this year.
Well, today was the day that Carmen asked to wear her new boots (I said "not yet") and we talked about what could we do to make her boots more identifiable. Here's what we came up with:
Today I whip-stitched over the back, already whip-stitched, seam in pink embroidery floss finishing it off with a little X on the bottom. It's actually pretty cute - I hope I haven't made them a boot-swiping target. (I'd prefer to have started a 6th-grade trend.)