Going Barefoot: Is It Too Early?

Cynthia Dermody


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It's only April, but it really feels like summer today. The temp is already pushing 60! My extremely warm-blooded 4 year old and 6 year old insisted on wearing shorts and T-shirts today, and that's totally cool with me.

But they also want to go barefoot in the yard ... for some reason I'm hesitating on that request. It might have something to do with all the sticks and rocks still lying around, or failing to remember if they got their tetanus shots, or the thought of washing dirty feet in the sink later.

Now I wish I had picked up those sandals a couple of weeks ago ...



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