While shopping for back to school clothes Pippi and I discovered that her child's size 5 foot translates to roughly an adult size 7. Since (until I had children) I spent most of my adult life as a size 7 1/2 this came as rather a shock to me.
When we got home we went into my closet. And sure enough - there were still some 7 1/2 size shoes in there. Pippi tried a pair on - a pair of navy Bass flats. "I think I've found my new dress shoes" she said.
And indeed she has.
They're a little big - but as she says she doesn't wear dress shoes that often so it won't matter.
In the meantime, let me go weep, as I contemplate that my little girl's feet are nearly as big as mine!