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This little piggie went to market…………..

May 18, 2009

There is an expression in the U.S. that a floor is  so clean, you could eat off of it. It usually refers to some overachieving mother who cannot stand one tiny speck of dirt anywhere. Well, don’t try that here….


This is after the floor was cleaned. Yes, that is hard to get used to – bring your slippers!


Why do we stop taking pictures of our kids feet when they start walking? I will treasure these. I know, dork!


Lovin me some toes!


How this is the child with the cleanest feet is absolutely beyond me!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 19, 2009 7:24 pm

    Not just India. We have had the face, hands, feet, slipper thing going on in Samoa, the Solomons even Singapore (yes the cleanest land in Asia is very very dusty!) and now Cambodia where the dust is red like the Australian desert. We have a cupboard of those hotel slippers they want you to take 😉

  2. Sharmishtha permalink
    May 19, 2009 6:48 pm

    A quick follow-up. What might help is enforcing this rule which many in India do follow: when entering the house after school, chores, office, etc., the first thing to do is to take off your shoes, wash hands, face and…FEET! Then wear slippers and lounge around.

  3. Sharmishtha permalink
    May 19, 2009 6:46 pm

    Well, coming from India to the US, I really used to wonder how they kept the interiors here so clean and dust-free. And no, it wasn’t just the vacuum and the microfiber mops, it was the little rubber strips fitted around the doors and windows. Good sealing – who invented that?! And how does one get Indian contractors and builders to get with this program? Most Indian houses have gaps at the tops and bottom of doors and windows (and sometimes more than a few inches depending on the season), no wonder the floors get so dusty.
    Oh, and we too had to take off our outdoor shoes and wear indoor slippers inside the house. But it’s a losing battle against Mother Nature, although my mother and her maids fight the good fight every day, morning and evening, with duster, broom and mop, giving it all they have.

  4. May 18, 2009 11:22 pm

    LOL…I’m so spoiled here i don’t think I could ever go back to dirty floors of the US let alone India. As mot people know the Japanese never wear outdoor footwear indoors so even if mama isn’t anal (like mine was…growing up we actually had to remove our shoes before entering the house) you can probably eat of the floor.

    Nice pics!

  5. May 18, 2009 10:40 pm

    Kathleen – you must be so busy – good luck with everything! I love these feet – my kids feet weren’t even dirty really but I could not resist.

    Lola – LOL. I have heard electrolosis is cheap here I might give it a whirl. 😎

  6. May 18, 2009 9:05 pm

    I’m hoping that’s number one hubby’s tootsie in the first photo. If not, you really need a shave 😉

    With the dogs, cats and the menfolk, our floors are always dirty. It’s just the way it is.

  7. Kathleen permalink
    May 18, 2009 12:13 pm

    Lol I love it! You are right though, I think I stopped taking pictures of my kids feet long ago (and they aren’t even that old)…will have to do that from home and see how my hardwood floor cleanliness compares to that of India!


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