I’ll admit to being a germaphobe, but who wouldn’t want to keep their home clean and free of (gasp!) feces. If your own phone can be one of the most bacteria-infested things in your possession, can you imagine what’s on the bottom of your shoes?! I shudder. Hence I’m the first to remove my shoes when I enter someone’s home and I expect the same.
One kid (white kid…I make the distinction because this seems to be an issue with the white American race in particular) came running into our home with his boots on, stomping on the carpet in my toddler son’s room. Franco insisted, “No shoes!”
The boy ignored Franco, at which point I reiterated, “Please take your shoes off.”
The boy retorted, “I don’t take my shoes off in my house.”
I smiled, “That’s your house. This is mine. Go take your shoes off.”
If someone is a guest of your home, then they should follow the house rules. AMIRIGHT?
What do you think? Do you make house guests remove their shoes? Also, do you think this is a cultural debate?