Every morning now, the question is shoes or boots?
The winter has been a long one. My boys' boots are now leaking water with a few holes in their soles. My daughter's boots are untied most of the time. My kids are sick of wearing their boots. The boots feel heavy on their feet.
In contrast, their running shoes feel light and airy. So most mornings they wear their running shoes. The light, airy feeling lasts until first recess when they become completely soaked or mud covered in the numerous puddles on the ground right now. At that point their feel become cold, wet and clammy and they long for their boots.