Apparently I have been tying my shoes incorrectly for 25 years. I had been reading jo(e)'s site, catching up on all her posts because I had gotten so far behind on reading her site that I had given up all together (sorry jo(e)!). Anyway I found this post from back in November about how her shoes were always coming untied and I was nodding vigorously the whole time going, "Yeah, my shoes are always coming untied too!"
In the comments to that post someone posted a link to Ian's Shoelace Site where he explains the ins and outs (quite literally!) of shoe tying and how it is quite possible to tie a bow that will come undone quite easily, which I have apparently been doing for the last 25 years.
I have now learned a cool new way to tie shoes, which I intend to teach to the Moosh, mainly because that technique always creates a correct bow.
I feel 12 kinds of wrong. I am totally going to give my mom a hard time for teaching me to tie my shoes incorrectly. How could she? Damn you mom!!!!