A friend told me that she signed her son up for a shoe tying class at N.ordstrom, so I immediately signed Lauren up, too. It must be a first grade requirement, because everyone is talking about it, no matter what school they go to. We went yesterday morning and it was pretty cute to watch. They gave every kid a C.onverse to practice with, and taught them a rhyme, something about a mountain, yada yada. My girl nailed it! She even got a certificate. We celebrated with a trip to the L.ego store and a ride on the carousel.