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Six-year-old disconnect

Picking up Mr. Boy at school this afternoon, I noticed something I hadn’t considered before. I’d seen the way his shoes come untied and the laces drag on the ground as he walks. But I hadn’t considered how odd it was. Here is a kid who can play chess (at least he knows the way the pieces move, although strategy is still well beyond him) and beat me at checkers, if I don’t pay close attention. But he still can’t tie his shoes.