One, Two Buckle My Shoes!

One, Two Buckle My Shoes! (Poem, a tercet)

crop kid tying shoelaces on sneakers

One, Two Buckle My Shoes! (Photo by Allan Mas on
One, two, buckle my shoes 
the day has yet to come through
a second more, let me snooze!

Three, four, open the door
slumped with backpack on the floor
legs out-stretched to the fore

Five, six, pick up stick
left, right, which is which?
putting them on without a hitch


At what age, do most kids learn to tie their own shoelaces?

My kids made it at about six to eight years of age.

Velco shoes were an easy alternative!

Published by Chen S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

6 thoughts on “One, Two Buckle My Shoes!

      1. Yup for lazy me. Velcro still need to bend. Cos of my spinal issues I learnt short cuts and it works. Dead knots for laces so it does not become undone

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