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You only have two feet….

Can shoes breed?

I'm starting to think so.

They must.

It's the only reason I can come up with to explain why we have so many darn shoes in my house.

I've decided they must be genetically programmed to breed, multiple and then run around my house and plant themselves in the middle of hallways.

It's not just one breed either, the wayward shoes in my house are of different sizes, shapes, colours and many even have weird things attached to them – like uh, cleats.

Shoe racks don't seem to contain these pests. These vermin are taking over my house and I don't like it.

I'm thinking about setting traps.

Will that work? Oh, but if I set them free once I catch them, will they just scatter again?

Darn kids shoes.

Sigh.

17 thoughts on “You only have two feet….

  1. If you come up with a solution, let me know. My kids leave their shoes wherever they take them off, often leading to a pre-bus hunt for the shoes early in the morning.

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  2. Sounds just like Legos. They multiply like bunnies and then throw themselves in my path on the way to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
    My son has Fred Flintstone feet, wide and flat, so he only has three pairs of shoes, including a pair of the soccer shoes. He seems happy with this situation, so I’m hoping I can keep him that way.

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  3. Only the ugly, utilitarian shoes breed. The Manolo pumps, the Gucci boots — they reproduce only by cloning, which is very expensive and thus affordable only to a select few.

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  4. Sounds just like Legos. They multiply like bunnies and then throw themselves in my path on the way to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
    My son has Fred Flintstone feet, wide and flat, so he only has three pairs of shoes, including a pair of the soccer shoes. He seems happy with this situation, so I’m hoping I can keep him that way.

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  5. I read somewhere that the average person has 30 pairs of shoes. We have five people in our house. That’s 150 pairs of shoes!! I’ve started to make plans for a house addition just to HOLD SHOES.

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  6. Given the sheer number of shoes laying about the house that are mine, I probably have no grounds to complain. But mine have just recently become the smallest (sizewise) in the house, so I think I’m entitled to the volume!

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  7. If you manage to create a trap that works, be sure to market it.
    Oh – and make one for clothes, too. More than once I have pared down our girls’ clothes to only 5 or 6 outfits each.
    More than once we have looked to see that only days later we are overrun with clothes again.
    I have NO IDEA where they come from, either, because I do not buy them.

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