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Little Kids Shoes - Worth the Money?

Hi My son is almost 4yrs old. I have purchased most of his shoes from Target or Wal-Mart in the past. Recently a mom was talking about how bad it is for your kids developing feet to buy 'cheap' shoes. My son's feet are growing so I have looked at 'Stride-Rite', Crocs, Timberland etc and I'm finding it hard to justify $45 or more for a pair of shoes for a 4yr old. Do you buy 'better quality shoes' (?) for your kids and if so what brands do you recommend please?

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Jff What Type of Pjs Do Husbands Wear to Bed

That was a fun question about what us ladies wear to bed. So what type of PJs do the husbands wear to bed? We must not have much of a PJ budget in our family b/c we don't wear PJs. :)

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