Tuesday, December 15, 2009

They missed one.

Seriously, people need to chill. I did not realize that the "shoes off policy" in some homes was such a hot-button issue.

I can see both sides of the argument the make here, except for that one cranky lady, who was just like "you don't own me!!"

The reason my house has a shoes off policy - even when we had crappy floors? My kids play on the floors. So, while I'm not making cheesebread on the floor, my boys are pretending to. The less germs we track all over the place the better.

I'm pretty sure I'm allowed to make that rule for my house.
People should chill. Why is everyone so cranky all the gosh darn time?

Edited to Note: If you have some disgusting foot condition, (i.e. toe fungus, chronic athletes foot, or something I've never heard of but shouldn't go in my kids mouth), Keep your shoes on. I'll let my kids risk E. Coli.
It's not like I stand guard and make you hand over your shoes upon entering. In fact, most people enter through the front door - and don't even see our shoe pile, and still take off their shoes without prompting. So there.

Take yesterday for example:

I was making a quick trip to Old Navy for some of their Knit lined pants. I usually don't have the problem of being cold all the time like I have recently, so I didn't have much in the way of wigwam wear and needed to fix that problem.
Kieran has gotten to the phase where it's all "I'll do it myself", "get away - I'll do it", and "WAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH NO!" So, I'm choosing my battles wisely. (Or at least I hope wisely...) Yesterday's battle was over shoes. He wanted to wear his slippers instead. I was pretty much "whatever, just cover your feet so CPS isn't called on me. That would really mess up the holiday".
We were at the mall, and Kieran was in his slippers. I'm browsing for the pants (i.e. trying desperately to find my size), and this little old lady walks up to me and says: "Don't you think it's innapropriate for him to be out in his slippers?".
"Uhhhh, No. That's why he's wearing them - in Old Navy."
"I think kids of today are over-casualized, and I think he should be in shoes."
*mouth gaping getting wider and wider every second this conversation continues* "Well, he didn't want to wear his shoes. He wanted to wear his slippers. They're warm, and I don't plan on letting him puddle stomp in them. So, I think it's ok - He's only two."
"I still think it's innapropriate."
"I think it's innapropriate to ruin someone's shopping high!"
*Me walking away very awesomely in charge.*
"Smartass hooligans."

I'm pretty sure she didn't say that last one. In my head she did, just to perfect the most awesome conversation I've never wanted to have. Butt the hell out people.

See what I mean by cranky? I don't get it. Hakuna Matata people!

On that note, I hope everyone has a pretty awesome day. I know I will, as I'm about to put myself in my mud room and inhale paint fumes...

2 reviews:

Mommy T said...

I agree whole-heartedly with everyone you wrote LOL. I believe in the no-show policy and tend to follow that in other people's houses unless they tell me otherwise. And that old lady can go suck on a peanut! If Taylor wanted to go out in slippers, as long as it's not raining or snowing, I wouldnt care. LOL

Celestial Fundy said...

I would recommend the shoes-off policy to anyone.

I have an whole blog about removing shoes in homes: Shoes Off at the Door, Please You might like to take a look.