10 Reasons I wear shoes in the house 22



We have wooden floor downstairs and carpet upstairs.

  1. LEGO.  Have you ever trodden on a lego brick, nuff said!
  2. Little plastic soldiers. As painful as LEGO, but not as durable, so not only do you end up with a sore foot, but an unhappy child too
  3. Paper. The last time I slipped on a piece of paper I broke my big toe.  On wooden floors, paper or magizines means a slip hazzard and you will often find me legs akimbo on the floor
  4. Wet patches.  Thankfully now my boys are five and six these patches tend to be drink, but in the olden days you never knew what you might be stood in (I will leave that to your imagination), I actually broke my shoulder by slipping on a wet patch.
  5. Cars.  Oh yes cars can soon have you propelled across a room at breakneck speed too
  6. Crayons.  Ever twisted your ankle rolling on a crayon?  Not yet, well there is always time, trust me
  7. Weetabix.  That stuff is cement, once dry it will never come off.
  8. Muslins.  Those innocent cloths of many uses, they are deadly let me tell you, especially when on a wooden floor
  9. Scooters. Why oh why do the boys insist on bring these things indoors, one of these days they will kill me
  10. A child.  Yep they tend to get underfoot too!

10 reasons mums always wear shoes

I also make sure I never, ever enter a loo without shoes on especially with two boys with poor aim!



22 thoughts on “10 Reasons I wear shoes in the house

  • Helen Spencer

    Why is that the only one who sees the need to actually CLEAN the yellow pee pee off the sides of the toilet is the only one who doesn’t pee on the sides of the toilet (namely the only female, mummy)?!!! Aaargg!
    I empathise. We have 3 boys of 4, 11 and 17 between us….I blog about our sweet life and my childhood memories here http://saveeverystep.wordpress.com

  • Susan Mann

    lol I can relate to everyone of these. Gotta love boys and their stuff. Especially cars on the wooden floors. And yes their aim in the toilet isn’t the best. Especially when my two like to piddle together x

  • Mirka Moore

    Some pretty good reasons 😉 We don’t wear shoes in our house, but that’s because I am Czech and we just don’t do it…and daddy has luckily quickly learnt that tradition too. @Kahanka

  • Trish @ Mum's Gone to

    Blimey, never mind shoes, I think hob-nail boots might be more useful for Health and Safety reasons!

  • Midlife Singlemum

    If you’ll allow me to add a couple – children have no concept of personal space and tread all over your toes in an attempt to get closer and climb up for a cuddle.

    And we have tiled floors which, like wood, gets dusty and dirty. There are housewives who sweep and wipe over their floors with a damp cloth every day but I am not one of them. So in order to avoid black soles of my feet…

    And of course I relate to all your reasons 100%

    • Mum in the Madhouse

      Midlife Singlemum » oh yes, they trample all over me too and I avoid the mop most of the time

  • Pants With Names

    Playmobile also kills the old feet. And very very true about never entering the bathroom without shoes on. Especially as our floor isn’t level so it all runs down and makes a special little puddle to tred in. Why does noone else in my house notice these things????

    • Mum in the Madhouse

      Pants With Names » they also do not notice the smell. I am tempted to pop. Ping pong ball in the loo for them to aim at

  • angelsandurchinsblog

    I thought sitting on a loo seat that had been wee’d on was bad. Then I sat on the loo covered in wee and with the seat up. That really was bad. Boys, don’t you love them? And i found a piece of Lego in my bra last week when I got undressed!

    • Mum in the Madhouse

      angelsandurchinsblog » I have ye to find LEGO in my clothing, but often find it in my bed!

  • Kerri @ Baby Monitors Online

    Those are definitely very good reasons to wear shoes indoors! Standing on lego sounds very sore – ouch! 🙂

  • mammyskitchen

    Less than an hour after reading this post last night I went in to check on my (sleeping) 4 yr old son. I should have put my shoes on first as managed to step on lego with BOTH FEET. They were probably the smallest pieces of lego in the world but ever so sharp (and painful!)

  • Jenny

    So true and has made me laugh! I would like to add Brio to the list and the ability of a babybell wrapper to weld itself to the floor. For those with girls:
    hama beads (ouchity ouch),
    aqua beads (not quite as bad as spherical) and
    any form of barbie/polly pocket/dolls house accessory

    I encourage visitors to keep their shoes on!

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