Monday, October 17, 2011
As I have mentioned, our Angel-face Clara is a crawling machine. She can get around so fast...it's actually remarkable. But not only is she scooting around like a champ, she's also taken to other activities like...umm...eating everything she finds in her path...like dust bunnies, breadcrumbs, and the noses of her stuffed animals (as evidenced in the provided pictures.)
Dirty floors creep me out now. Really creep me out. Because Clara's hands go all over the ground, and then directly into her mouth to suck on fingers. Yuck. Before Clara, I would keep our floors visibly clean enough. But now, I have stepped it up a huge gigantic notch.
Even though we try to get on our hands and knees to scrub the floors every day (let me tell you...this doesn't happen everyday), it just doesn't seem enough. So we have adopted the "leave your shoes at the door" policy.
Question is...it can be awkward to ask others to do the same. Fortunately, we have had several guests who have asked us if they should remove their shoes (as they probably noticed we weren't wearing shoes...or they noticed the shoe rack in the foyer?). Those are the easy situations...but it can be uncomfortable to ask people/family/friends to remove their shoes who don't offer on their own.
I know this sounds trivial. But I just have to ask...any suggestions? Should I just let the issue go and let people wear/not wear their shoes...and just deal with the clean up after? I am interested to know if anybody does this. (I knew people who wouldn't allow shoes in their homes and I would roll my eyes...boy do things change.)