Two weeks ago our next door neighbor was over watching Little Britches while I did some house work. After playing with a basket full of toys the neighbor came to me and said, "There were a pair of shoes in the toy basket. I didn't know if you had lost them." At anyone else's house that would be a likely assumption, but at our house shoes are toys. Little Britches LOVES shoes. She wants to put them in her mouth. I refuse to let her put our shoes in her mouth; they are dirty and gross. So I decided that she could put her shoes in her mouth. I mean she doesn't really walk anywhere. That has been a happy compromise until now. On Saturday Little Britches took her first "walk" outside, so now she has one pair of shoes that are no longer for chewing. I am going to have to clean out the toy basket soon.