It took camping with Grandma and Grandpa to get the kids to break in their boots. They were all for the boots when we bought them, but then all Spring there was an odd resistance to actually WEAR them.
I'm pretty sure Habtamu's desire here was not so much to "help" as to "test" his new boots.
By the way, Yordanos uses "air quotes" with her little fingers. It's so cute... she's not entirely sure what it means, but she's seen me do it.