I bought Liam a pair of little blue gumboots a few days ago and he thinks they're the greatest. It's a billion degrees right now and he's naked except for his nappy and the boots. He puts them on and admires himself in the mirror. He marches around and runs on the spot. When he's not wearing them, which is very rarely, he stands them up carefully. It's so cute. It's also kind of boggling to me that a little person, only fifteen months old can have such distinct personality traits and preferences. Where does this come from? What part of the dna details a fancy for blue rubber boots with racing car patterns? So much of his mind I have no control or influence over. Seriously if shoe preferences are innate, sexuality is a no brainer.