My mom and I were talking the other day and she told me that she is starting a new rule at her house. Everyone who comes in must take off their shoes because she doesn't like the idea of shoes being worn in the house. This doesn't bother me at all and of course I'll respect her wishes.
But she wants me to do the same. Basically make everyone who comes into my house take off their shoes. She wants my floors to be as clean as possible because of my two LOs. I personally would feel awkward asking people to take their shoes off when they come into my home. I wouldn't mind asking immediate family members...but we get a lot of neighbors, acquaintances, friends etc coming in and out of the house and I would feel awkward asking them to remove their shoes before coming in.
DH thinks that it's rude to ask someone to remove their shoes before coming in the house unless it's immediate family. I honestly don't think it's rude....it's just not something that I feel comfortable doing.
We decided that we're not going to ask people to remove their shoes but it got me thinking...
Do you think it's "rude" to ask someone to take off their shoes before coming into your house? Is it something that you would feel comfortable asking? Would you feel awkward if someone asked you to remove your shoes before you came into their home?