Monday, September 12, 2011

these boots

I have a little problem and I need some advice.  You see, Daddy Bird, well, ok, me too, well, we have a lot of boots.  There are boots for riding, boots for working, boots that you keep clean, boots that are allowed to get covered in cow crap.  This is what you see when you walk into our house and look down:


Ok, one pair is mine, and one belongs to the boy birdie.  The rest are Daddy Bird's.

Our house is small.  Our front door is our main entrance.  It's the only entrance that makes sense to use all the time.  The boots are dirty.  I don't want what is attached to the boots to make its way all over the house.  What do I do?

Cold weather is coming.  The boot problem gets worse.  Add mud and snow and frozen cow and horse poop to the mix and you've got one big problem for the entry way to our home.  I'm tired of a bunch of boots and shoes by the front door.  Cleaning the boots thoroughly each time one enters the house is not an option.

What's a mama to do?  Where should all these boots live?  Any suggestions?

4 comments:

Tucker's Mama said...

Haha, I love the pic and the post! Let me know if you get any good suggestions....while we don't have the problem with boots, we are starting to gather our share of shoes in the small area by our front door now that we don't use the garage as much (b/c I'm too lazy to walk up the basement steps now that I'm almost 38 weeks pregnant lol!). Very cute post :)

Tiffany said...

Make a cute storage bin from something you find for cheap at a flea market or yard sale!

Mommy Webb said...

Love these boots - wouldn't be the same without them by the front door!

Katie said...

Do you buy diapers in boxes? This is a great idea - http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/02/lets-make-something-together-lined.html - and I'm positive there's a way you good water/mud-proof the inside (contact paper?) to keep the bottoms from falling out.