to make a long story short...cash ruined a pair of shoes today (muddy pumpkin patch + kid who refuses to walk = MUD EVERYWHERE. including inside his ear.) so mom and i went to target to look at getting him some new shoes.
looked in the baby aisle - no shoes his size.
went to the little kid shoe section. picked up a size 3 and laughed. his feet were that size when he was born.
picked up a size 5, thinking he could grow into them. THEY BARELY FIT.
ended up buying him a pair of size 6.
let's review: he's 11 months old, wears 18 month size clothing, WEARS SIZE 6 SHOES.