Sunday, March 22, 2009

Friends

21 comments:

Kathy said...

I love this!!!! Looks like the backroom of a shoe store. I'm guessing when there are 10 kids in your house at one time, it's a bit noisy? Oh, and do you have to restock the fridge after?

Ed said...

At least they were polite friends. My kids only take their shoes off outside--they put them back on when they come in so that the dirt can be evenly spread throughout the entire house.

*lynne* said...

That's a healthy number of friends :) Never mind the inability to put the shoes away tidily when visiting... :p

yellojkt said...

I hope they all know whose is whose. I'd hate to see one kid going home barefoot.

Michelle said...

1) So you're posting daily now? :)

2) It's totally a Minnesota thing to take off shoes, isn't it? I'm the only person I know around here who does that. Including my in-laws who REFUSE to take their shoes off even when asked.

3) My goal = be the house where kids want to go hang out. I think you've accomplished that. Nice job!

Heather said...

Great photo. Looks like the place to be!

Jeff said...

kathy - That's funny you mentioned that. Charli and I were just talking today about the fact that our food doesn't last nearly as long as it used to.

ed - Makes sense to me. If their bare feet get filthy outside they don't want to walk around in the house with dirty feet, so they put their shoes back on.

lynne - Don't worry. I lined them all up side by side right after I took the picture.

yellojkt - I'm not sure they'd even care.

michelle - 1. Can't say this constitutes much of a "post."
2. I suppose so. Although I haven't really lived anywhere else so I'll take your word for it.
3. I agree 100%!

heather - It is... and always has been :-)

Gette said...

In my house you take off shoes at your own risk. We have drafts and really old, brittle plank flooring.

Windyridge said...

Hey! That's our mudroom. When did you sneak in?

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

Looks like my house except for the various helmets and mitts thrown in.

Anonymous said...

That is a totally a grandparents picture! You dont see it now, but I guarantee if you were to blow that picture up and frame it, you could sell a bunch! I look at that and remember when my kids were litte. The hall was full of shoes, jackets, mitts, balls, etc. They are all gone now, as are all of thier friends. Gives you a lump in your throat......and the wheels on the bus go round and round....sis

deborah said...

FEBREZE!! Earplugs

Jeff said...

gette - Cool. You have character in your house... and splinters in your feet.

windyridge - Sorry, I was lurking around your property last week and grabbed the shot when no one was looking.

prefers her fantasy life - We had that stuff too about 5 years ago. It's funny how the junk changes as the kids grow up.

sis - Aw... I'm sure I'll look back on this shot and feel the same way. All too soon!

deb - Not to smelly yet, but I'm sure once the hot days (eventually) get here it'll be a different story. ;-)

Babs (Beetle) said...

Ha ha! This reminds me of most homes I visit :O)

Mom Thumb said...

It will be too soon that you'll look back and miss it. Seems like only a few days ago that was my house. Loved having them there!

Elizabeth said...

It's cool they all want to hang out at your house!!

Sarah said...

I don't know how much theater you did in high school / college jeff, but have you ever been to a cast party?!?!

We're talking about 30 actors, parents, the pit band (10-15), tech crew, stage hands, and more! That's a lot of shoes!! The best idea i ever saw was the mom put a clothes line down in the basement. First place you went was there. you tied the shoes together with ribbon and threw them over the clothes line! it looked so cool!

carlae said...

That looks like it might be a nice floor...if I could see it.

Jacki said...

Now if those were all 4-inch stilettos, I would say that looks like our bedroom floor right now. Well, there would also have to be several pairs of jeans and sweaters tossed about, too, but other than that...

Mrs. R said...

My husband can do that all by himself...

Maureen said...

Har! That reminds me of a few years back... I hated having to tiptoe around the pile of shoes that of course blocked everyone's way and wouldn't even allow the front door to be closed properly.