― Abby is a very independent girl. She's four, not quite the age to be doing everything on her own yet, but she'd always say: "Let me do it myself!" and rejected our help most of the time (especially when we were in a rush, for some reason). One of the occasion when she said that is when she tries to put her shoes on by herself. ∙ She has a pair of strapped on trainers that aren't as difficult to put on than those with shoe laces, but she tend to stand on the back of her shoes, which [...].