Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Dirty Looks dona[euro][TM]t Do a Thing; How Do You Convince Him to Take off Work Boots before Walking into the House?

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Dirty Looks dona[euro][TM]t Do a Thing; How Do You Convince Him to Take off Work Boots before Walking into the House?

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LADIES, I need your advice.

If you share a home with a farmer, a tradesman, a labourer a anyone who wears work boots and gets them dirty and muddy a I want to hear about how on earth you convinced them that taking off said boots before walking into the house was a sensible idea.

Because no matter how many times I try to gently reinforce this message to The Farmer in my home, it falls on deaf ears.

As a consequence, I am often sweeping or vacuuming up clumps of dirt or suspiciously boot tread-shaped bits of dried mud from our wooden floors.

Thankfully, the patches of dark-coloured carpets we have in the bedrooms tend not to show up dirt so easily, although Iam not kidding myself itas not there. In fact, the noise of random muck hitting the metal of the vacuum cleaner pipe on its way up confirms it absolutely is there.

But the problem has intensified recently with an admittedly dubious decision of mine.

As some of you may know, weare expecting our first child at the end of July and I will go on maternity leave in just over two weeks.

We are spectacularly disorganised in many ways to welcome this little person into the world a donat even ask about name choices a although I have at least managed to buy a few necessary items over the past few months and stack them in an unruly pile in our sunroom.

In the past couple of weeks, itas occurred to me that this unruly pile needs to start resembling a nursery soon, so I was able to get The Farmer to assemble the cot and Iave managed to arrange a few other things around it.

With this recent cold snap that has just kicked in, our house has dipped to its usual uninsulated, Arctic temperatures, so we bought a heater and I laid down a couple of rugs in the sunroom-turned-nursery so we donat freeze this poor child to death.

Enter the boot issue. …

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