My father was a shoe repairman and an orthopedic specialist. Foot care was a big thing in our home growing up. He taught us that children wearing shoes is not a good thing. Children's feet need to feel different types of sensations such as sand, concrete, carpet, floors, etc. to help muscle development and it actually helps toddlers who are learning to walk to keep their heads straight up instead of tilted down. In Eggsley's case, I am sure her head droops down due to its size.
This is just one source that backs up what my late father taught us: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/aug/09/barefoot-best-for-children
The feedback they get from the ground means there is less need to look down, which is what puts them off balance and causes them to fall down." Walking barefoot, she continues, develops the muscles and ligaments of the foot, increases the strength of the foot's arch, improves proprioception (our awareness of where we are in relation to the space around us) and contributes to good posture.
I am all about letting kids be kids and getting dirty, playing in the mud, being adventurous and doing all the things I enjoyed doing when I was young. I hope that point wasn't missed when we all commented about the look of the water and the deadly snakes that are nearby. But do we honestly think the adults are with Kaiser and Eggsley the whole time they are near that water? Only when it is time to capture a photo do they appear as attentive parents. Those are just photo ops, nothing more.
When it was pointed out how much fun that swing Dumb Fuck #2 made for the kids looked, it was mentioned that he made something dangerous and the kids were not wearing safety helmets, etc. It was basically a death trap. Now, playing in mucky water and sludge could be a fun experience with catching small fish and and such, but does anyone else think those two Dumb Fucks are properly watching the kids when they are done taking those phony "family" photos? After watching last night's episode and seeing how those two lose their patience over the kids, and I assume, can't bother to ever check in on them when they are playing outside, does it seem safe to teach the kids to be around any body of water? We know DF#1 and #2 won't monitor them and those kids will likely go to the water when the so-called parents are high and drunk.