Czech Culture & Adaptation Education Multicultural Family

Leave your shoes at the door

September 11, 2009
slippers leaned against bench

Exploring the cultural norm of wearing slippers

We spent several hours last weekend scouring shopping malls for slippers that my daughter could wear to školka. One the first day, I’d sent Anna Lee in a pair of Crocs, but her teacher rejected them on the premise that many children had those type shoes for outdoor play. The following day I sent her with a pair of almost-new ballet flats with an elastic strap and rubber soles. These, too, were rejected on the grounds that they weren’t brand new, though I’d scrubbed them up to look so. So at the end of the week we went shopping.

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