How many pairs of shoes does your child need for school? My kids need a minimum of three. Outside shoes, inside shoes, and PE shoes. The PE shoes and the inside shoes stay at school and every morning they change from their outside shoes into their inside shoes.
Now, this totally makes sense to me during winter. It is even a nice thing on rainy days. But on a regular nice day outside? It just seems a bit excessive.
This rule of needing to change shoes also exists at a couple other buildings in camp - and at the clinic which is in town. But in case you don't bring extra shoes around with you, never fear! There are shoe covers!
And you are required to wear them. Even on a perfectly nice, dry day.
One of the places you need to wear them is at the pool and another is the gym. So at the front of the buildings they have a container of covers and also another container for used ones. They also have cubbies when you step in, so that you can leave your covered shoes and change into your indoor shoes.
And okay, I get in on the one hand. We take off our shoes at my house. It keeps things much cleaner. But on the other hand, I need to wear street shoes in order to go to the gym so that I can change into work out shoes. Which means I can't say, run to the gym. Unless I am going to change from my outdoor running shoes into my indoor ones when I get there.
The other thing that is confusing is that another building, the HUB, does not make you wear shoe covers or change your shoes. Why the inconsistency? And really, I could understand if it were there as an option for inclement weather. But on nice days? I just don't get it.
And my kids hate it too. Often the covers, which are sized to fit over adult male shoes, fall off of Kaya's shoes after a few steps. So she's always shuffling and tripping and whining if we are in a shoe cover building. Because I have not learned to keep a pair of shoes for her in my purse yet.
I also wonder what they do with the used covers. I sure hope there is some sort of recycling. Because otherwise it is a huge waste as well as a huge inconvenience!!