Too often we succumb to Velcro's siren song, and we forget that if we don't teach our kids to tie their shoes, we're basically dooming them to a life of loafers and flip-flops.
Which is why our entire household activity ground to a halt this morning as we all stared at this mystical shoe-tying animated gif until we were able to do it ourselves.
The trick [SPOILER ALERT]: the hands move in opposite directions. One goes thumb-under, one goes finger-under. [via kottke]