Boys in 'Burbs
two married guys
     living the dream in the suburbs
Boys in 'Burbs
two married guys
living the dream in the suburbs
Divebombing onto Hardwood Floors

Dads, why did you have to pull out that soft, wall-to-wall carpeting?

Friday August 1st 2014
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  • Charles says:

    After having lived in Japan, daddy should be used to our house’s no-shoe-rule (NSR), imposed by Papa to keep our home clean. It’s not the daily unlacing and re-lacing in the entryway that bothers daddy. Or the constant frantic attempt to hide his undarned socks. (You couldn’t cover up daddy’s gaping holes in his socks with a beach towel). What daddy finds hardest to swallow is the unspoken corollary to the NSR — the NWWR, or no wall-to-wall carpeting rule, also imposed by Papa. The theory here is that carpets breed as much germs indoors as shoes. (But not area rugs, which seem to be exempt. Maybe they somehow grandfathered in). What happens when you combine the NSR and the NWWR? Instead of plushy carpets, you get lots of polished wood floors. Perfect for sailing down slippery stairs, especially when…(you guessed it!) you’re not wearing shoes.

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    I'm Charles

    I moved with my husband (and now two young sons) back to the very same house in the idyllic suburbs in which I happily grew up.

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