From heel to toe: this little cowboy is obsessed with boots
Edmund is going to be 5 years old.
When you meet him, the first thing you might notice is how he’s typically dressed like a head-to-toe cowboy. Even in the relentless summer heat in Texas, Edmund carries his cowboy gear – his stick horse and his rope – everywhere with him – and he wears his vest, leggings, hat and, of course, his boots. .
Edmund’s mother, Kathleen Hattaway, says Edmund has trouble explaining his obsession with boots.
“I asked him! I said, ‘Why do you like to wear boots?’ His response? ‘I don’t like wearing boots!’ “He told Hattaway.” I just have to wear them to be a firefighter, a knight, a cowboy! “
He considers wearing boots as an obligation: “He must wear boots! his mother said.
His policeman father could have an influence. He was part of the Austin Police Department motorcycle unit and wore boots to work.
“My husband… has these wonderful knee-high leather boots that they wear to ride the motorcycles,” Hattaway said. “And he dresses in a uniform and has his boots on; [maybe] it’s a kind of connection for [Edmund] also.”
Another influence could be his grandmother, Carol Weber, who owns a shoe resale business.
Maybe Edmund loves his boots just because he’s growing up in Texas. The cowboy boot is the official state shoes, after all.
Whatever her reasoning, her mom supports her obsession.
“It’s fun and I try to encourage it,” she said.
His outfits even allow him to keep a close watch on him at the park.
“The funny thing is the outfit helps me find it!” ” she said.