From the time my son was born he has had disproportionately large feet. They are seemed to grow at a pace not matched by the rest of his body.
We would hear him walking down the hallway – ‘slap, slap, slap’. It was the sound that I would expect a duck to make with its webbed feeet. He still has a tendency to walk like that.
He runs with his full foot hitting the ground at once. My Pete says that he should run on his toes, or heel down first as a shock absorber, but he doesn’t. He hits the ground – ‘thud, thud, thud’ and lets the shock spread up his legs.
Today he was involved in a data collecting exercise for statistical information about children at the age of 13 in Australian schools. He is 160cm tall, a full 15cm (6 inches) shorter than the tallest boy in his class. AND YET….
He has the biggest feet in his class.
It makes a mother proud!