Dear Kid,

Look down. Those are your feet.

You only have two of them. If you were a caterpillar, you’d have more. If you were a centipede, you’d be squashed and not have to worry about feet.

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. ~Raymond Inmon DearKidLoveMom.comYou already know that each foot contains 26 bones (you can probably even name them all), 33 joints, and the potential to look fabulous in a great pair of shoes. But did you know that each foot has over 250,000 sweat glands? That’s a LOT of sweat glands. Hence the stanky feet syndrome.

Someone spent time figuring out that during an average day of walking, the force on your feet is (approximately) equivalent to the force of a fully loaded cement truck. I’m guessing the fully loaded cement truck would actually hurt more.

Walking is considered the best exercise for your feet. Which probably means that bench pressing a cement truck would be better than a vaccine.

The average person will walk about 115,000 miles in a lifetime. That was calculated before the invention of the Fitbit. Now the average person walks about 2,873,000 miles in a lifetime. Mostly on a treadmill.

Toenails grow much more slowly than fingernails. This means you need a pedicure far less often than you need a manicure. Except in the summer when toenails grow faster and we wear sandals more often.

Feet are ticklish.

Hope your toes are happy today.

Love, Mom