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Kate, Wife to DH and Mommy to a 5yo lovin' DS; three angels 4/08 9/08 3/10 in Heaven,
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I like my house to be clean, our carpeting is white berber and so obviously wearing outside shoes will increase the dirt factor (especially where I live) but I don't have a hardcore no shoes allowed rule, or anything
I have hardwoods, which are cold and, um....hard. I like some cushion and warmth on my feet.
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Here in NZ however, most people walk in with their shoes. And most people have carpet.
In our house we have wooden flooring and we take our shoes off, but most people who come over don't. I hate it. They see all our shoes by the door, and us wearing socks and they keep their shoes on? I don't like it, especially now, as I have a baby crawling around on the floor.
That said, several of my mama friends, who are a bit "alternative" as well (EC, homebirth, extended breastfeeding, cloth diapers, no/selective vax etc), don't wear shoes at home either.
Where we live (Italy) it is unusual to walk around inside barefoot or in stocking feet. The floors tend to be ceramic tile and cold and many people here think you will get sick if you walk on them with bare feet or in socks. My dh is kind of in this camp.
I would love it if people would take their shoes off when they come in, as the streets here are very dirty (few people curb their dogs and there's a lot of littering) and I don't like the idea that dd is playing on floors where that stuff could be tracked in, but I know that asking people to take their shoes off would be considered rude, and it would be unthinkable for most people. I wouldn't even be able to get dh to do it.
We have one carpet, in our living room, for dd to play on and I'm thinking of rolling it up and putting it away for her birthday party in a couple of weeks! Generally I am not a clean freak or germaphobe but the shoes in the house bug me. I'd actually been thinking about it a lot in the last few months as dd has become increasingly mobile, so when I saw this thread, I just had to post!
99% of the time we take them off at the door (all the time in the winter as they are noticably muddy and dirty then!)
However - that 1% of the time that we dont, usuaully is when I forgot something and just run back inside real quick to get it ...or something like that where I do not take my shoes off.
DCP to 1 busy munchkin! and a CRST too!
I would like to go to a no outside shoe rule but I don't know quite how to approach it.
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We have a shelf right inside the front door for everyone to take their shoes off - guests included. I do request that everyone who enters removes their shoes.
I find shoes in the house really gross. Particularly with babies/kids who are always playing on the floors. Nasty.
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It isn't a strictly enforced rule in our house but if my husband keeps his shoes on I will ask him to take them off. We had guests the other day and they kept their shoes on for a couple hours and then noticed we weren't wearing shoes and took them off. I didn't ask them to.
Maybe a pile of slippers to wear would help when we have guests. My husband's aunt and uncle have a no shoes policy and a big basket of slippers to wear instead.
We live in Florida now and we're a "no shoes in the house" family. On rare occasions when I've got to run into the house and must get to the bathroom now or I'll pee on myself, I'll wear shoes to the bathroom and then remove them, or if I'm bringing things in from the car and need to make multiple trips, though more often in that case, I'll make multiple trips from the car to the front door, and then go in, remove my shoes and make trips between the door and wherever the packages need to go.