Sunday, June 01, 2008

Misplaced Shoes - by Linz

Brad has this terrible habit of taking off his shoes and just leaving them all around the house. It's like he just steps out of them and walks away, leaving them behind in all the wrong places. We have very clearly designated places for shoes, but somehow they end up everywhere except those places. (To be fair, I have to point out that this is really my only complaint with Brad in regard to cleaning. He is a very tidy guy!)

So yesterday, I saw Brad's Tevas under the desk in the kitchen (which is clearly not a designated shoe spot). So I said to him (jokingly, not as a nag), "How am I supposed to teach the boys to put their shoes away, if you don't do it." He laughed (but didn't move his shoes). Later that day I asked Elliott to put his shoes away. He is very good about putting things right where they belong. I am very proud of how good he is about cleaning up after himself. I often joke that he is better at this than Brad. But then I walked into the kitchen and saw this...



Like father like son!

6 comments:

Peaby said...

looks like that is the new designated Teva spot.

Peaby said...

...and let's see. when we visited, I had my normal shoes, golf shoes, flip flops, running shoes, and softball shoes. I think I left a few of them around throughout the house! you must have LOVED that! :-)

P-Jak said...

"this is really my only complaint with Brad in regard to cleaning."

So there are other complaints, huh? I thought I was perfect!

I sure hope "Complaints of Brad" doesn't become a regular feature on our blog!

Linz said...

Mike, I did notice that you have a lot of shoes, but guest's shoes are different...they're temporary.

Brad, I just said "in regard to cleaning" because it seemed irrelevent and unrealistic to say that my ONLY complaint about you is in regard to your shoe habits...you're pretty close to perfect!

Tom said...

Nice post!! I just got a new pair of Teva shoes and lock them in my closet. No chance for misplaced.

alyssa said...

Cracking up...