I don't like to be barefoot. Really ever. My feet are usually cold, and uh, stepping in crumbs or liquid? Horror (#firstworldproblems, I know).
If Jonathan ever does see me walking around barefoot, he gets all proud and congratulates me. Ha.
Spending all this time in my house, I have realized how quickly my floors get dirty. The area of the kitchen floor underneath Juliette's chair is unavoidably messy at this stage of life. But otherwise...it's occurred to me that if no one wore shoes around my house ever, the mess would be even less. Right? It's common sense, yes?
There are a few issues with this:
1. Is it just plain weird/awkward asking guests to take off their shoes? How much of a stickler do you have to be? Do people freak out and never want to come over again?
2. Do you have to have slippers or something out for guests to wear? If so, that would stump me (where to put them, what kind to get, how to point them out normally, etc).
3. Is the weird factor insurmountable? I'm just afraid that it is.
Does anyone operate their home this way? Any words of wisdom?