I just assumed I would keep the kids in cute mary janes and velcro. I figured laces were "out." And now my 5 yr old picked out laces and insists she will get in trouble if she can't tie shoes when she goes to kindergarten.
Of course I let her have the shoes, am teaching her to tie, and dispelled rumors of evil K teachers punishing kids who can[t tie, but I was just wondering, do most 5 yr olds tie their shoes? I can't imagine willingly adding the hassle of dealing with the laces every morning, stopping to retie 40 times a day, etc.