Sunday, September 14, 2014

Daily Mom: TIPS ON MAINTAINING HOUSE RULES WITH GUESTS

Daily Mom: TIPS ON MAINTAINING HOUSE RULES WITH GUESTS

This is probably the most difficult house rule for people to maintain with guests, simply because many find it awkward to ask. But if this is a house rule that is important to your family (And it should be! To find out why, check out “One Simple Step That Can Keep Your Child Healthy”), it’s vital to maintain it with anyone who walks through your door.



Chicago Sun-Times: Will Rauner’s shoe rules follow him to Springfield mansion?

Chicago Sun-Times: Will Rauner’s shoe rules follow him to Springfield mansion?

'Hmmm. News GOP gubernatorial gazillionaire Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana — who own nine homes — plan to actually reside in the governor’s mansion in Springfield if he wins prompts Sneed to ask this question.

Will the ramshackle mansion they plan to fix up be off-limits for . . . um, shoes?

As Sneed noted awhile back, Mrs. Rauner doesn’t like shoes worn in the house.'



Apparently Bruce Rauner, the Republican candidate for governor of Illinois has a shoes-off policy. Good for him and Mrs. Rauner. I hope he does implement it in the governor's mansion in the event of his being elected.

The Stir: I Ask People to Take Off Their Shoes in My House -- So What?

The Stir: I Ask People to Take Off Their Shoes in My House -- So What?

'About eight years ago, right around the time our daughter was born, my husband and I instituted a "shoes off" policy in our home. It seemed pretty minor at the time. All we asked was that guests not track the mud, dirt, and mess from the outside world into the house where our baby spent so much time on the floor.

With certain visitors, though, this was no simple feat (get it? hee). In fact, some -- I'm looking at you, Dad -- simply ignored the request and chose instead to traipse around the house, tracking all that mud, dirt, and everywhere. Thanks a lot!

Apparently, we are not alone. Whether or not to ask guests to take off their shoes is, as it turns out, a controversial move. Many moms (here at CafeMom and elsewhere) think it's the height of rudeness to require your friends and family to go around in their socks or bare feet. It's not. What's rude is ignoring a house rule when you're the guest because YOU don't feel like untying your laces.

The fact is, it IS a health hazard to have people wear their shoes inside your house. Even if you have hardwood floors like we do.'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Stats

Looking at the stats, this blog seems to be getting a lot of visits from readers in France. Maybe removing shoes at the door is a hot topic over there.

Would any of our French visitors care to comment?