Edit: wow, some app malfunction there. No idea where that quote came from! It should have quoted Party of Three at the top of the page.
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30-09-2014 07:05 #181
30-09-2014 07:28 #182
I was called ridiculous and a stepford wife. I think thats a little unsettling after answering a question. I dont want to argue over a difference of opinion. 10 hour drive ahead of us
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30-09-2014 07:47 #183
I grew up in a culture (as did most of my friends) where you take your shoes off inside the house. So I have never questioned having to take my shoes off. I didn't even think about it being strange or unusual.
My husband on the other hand, grew up in a shoes on culture. But his family don't seem to have shoes on 100% of the time at home...I'm not sure when/why they decide to take their shoes off.
When we got married and had our own place, he automatically switched to "shoes off".
Some guests leave their shoes on, some take them off. That's fine. If the floor is grubby, we clean it after they leave. People that know us well and that visit often (and sometimes they are shoes on people), have been known to bring slippers over. I've brought my own socks to friends' houses before - maybe it's a cultural thing, but that's what we grew up doing!
As for cleaning, we run the robot vacuum cleaner every day when we leave for work, do a full vacuum and mop maybe once a week. Admittedly we don't have a backyard, just a deck, so there is usually not much mud or anything being traipsed through the house.
Serious question though - if you are a shoes on household...what do you do when you get up in the morning? Straight into a pair of shoes?
30-09-2014 07:54 #184
peanutmonkey. You were constructive and made complete sense
I felt attacked because I certainly did not insinuate anyone had germ ridden houses. I think my comment was taken out of context according to others situations-thats why I was careful to say this is my situation and my beliefs. I know I said I wanted to leave it there but I didnt want you to feel you made me feel that way! I know that when I have kids things will change, but as for this thread, that wasnt the question and im answering from a different place.
30-09-2014 08:06 #185
@sycx I put slippers on if it's cold when I get up. Otherwise as I have to do the school run 5 days a week they go on then and generally don't come off again til the end of the day.
We live close to the beach so in summer they're on and off a lot depending on how much sand is in my day.
I'm not a "shoes on" house. I'm a "whatever suits you" house.
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30-09-2014 08:09 #186Senior Member
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30-09-2014 08:11 #187
@brooketobub I think you're taking what I said last night too personally. There were more posters on your side than not. Sometimes it can be as simple as the overwhelming feeling you get from a series of posts rather than individual ones. I was also coming down with gastro last night so was being brief.
But you are right you can't compare our situations. I have 4 kids, am very social and work and have pets. My situation is quite different to yours.
Broad opinions are always welcome. It's just honestly not something I've ever though about in my entire adult life but I will certainly be more mindful of it when visiting friends
30-09-2014 08:14 #188-
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I agree with Brooke to, if you have 5 minutes to play on BH you have 5 minutes to at least get started in cleaning your floors (and this comment is for myself just as much as anyone else... I need the mental break sometimes so I just have to accept it something around the house takes longer to get done.
30-09-2014 08:14 #189
Clean when the floor dirty.
Its not a big deal. No one ever needs to feel uncomfortable.
My shoes live in my car. I only wear shoes when I absolutely have too. My hubby likes shoes on so once he put them on he does take them off until late.
30-09-2014 08:17 #190
I think where people got their hackles up was the bub hub/cleaning comment.
Sometimes people posting on bub hub is the one half hour session of "me" time they get all day. The rest of the time is spent tidying up after children, moderating fights, having a child watch you on the toilet etc.
I know this is not what you meant, but people have construed it this way.
For pp, we are a shoes on/off house, as such. I've never asked anyone to take their shoes off, and have no desire for them to do so.
If they are close friends or family, yep, take shoes off if you like.
If people are coming over, I put shoes on.
When I get up, I am generally barefoot, unless it's freezing, then I put on my uggies.
I often go about barefoot inside, but that is nothing to do with cleanliness issues. It is comfort only.
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