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MumOfthree33 Fri 05-Jul-13 20:10:08

My eldest boy, Liam wears the shoes below to school. I want to polish them but he won't let me. What should I do? Why wont he let me?

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MumOfthree33 Fri 05-Jul-13 20:10:32


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MumOfthree33 Fri 05-Jul-13 20:10:38


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MumOfthree33 Fri 05-Jul-13 20:11:16

Sorry Im trying to upload the picture x

MumOfthree33 Fri 05-Jul-13 20:11:38

MumOfthree33 Fri 05-Jul-13 20:12:51

dexter73 Fri 05-Jul-13 20:14:53

Do you mean these?
I would just leave them tbh.

crazynanna Fri 05-Jul-13 20:16:51

Lads will be lads.

Is he holding up his trousers in the picture?

WorrySighWorrySigh Fri 05-Jul-13 22:58:53

DS's school shoes look like they have been sanded. His cadet boots shine like glass.

They know where to focus the effort.

flow4 Sun 07-Jul-13 22:34:15

Don't worry about it! smile

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stealthsquiggle Sun 07-Jul-13 22:36:59

They look like my 10yo's shoes. Not worth stressing about.

His trousers are too short, though (unless he is holding them up)

Chloe1989 Mon 08-Jul-13 11:43:20

It's not ''cool'' to have clean shoes. I've known people buy shoes and deliberately dirty them to look worn in. Sad I know.

MrsMongoose Mon 15-Jul-13 01:41:59

Either just do it when he's out and prepare for the wrath, or get over the fantasy of having a smart, put together teenager.

I wouldn't be going out of my way to spoil my child's attempts to conform either. Secondary school can be rough if you don't look right. Sad but true - we remember Will from the Inbetweener's briefcase!

MumOfthree33 Tue 23-Jul-13 06:30:35

Thanks all, I just can't bear the thought that he goes to school in them though!!

Turniptwirl Tue 23-Jul-13 16:40:01

Don't worry about it, you have to pick your battles and this one isn't worth it

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