I grew up down south so I was barefoot nearly our entire childhood, I believe.
I can remember easily fighting our mom about wearing shoes even to go to school.
I just hated shoes because I was so used to constantly running around barefoot. Our winters were mild and the Central Heating as well as A/C heat pump was on only occasionally. But even then, I remember whenever it was feasible, those shoes were coming off. Then, one day I went off to college, married a guy from the north and hastily, it turned out bare feet weren’t in our future so much. The people I was with and I settled down quickly near his family so, I had some getting used to Winter time to do at that point. It’s been 25 years later, and while I have slowly gotten somewhat accustomed to furnaces, snow, ice and several weeks of cold, I honestly never got used to winter. The greatest thing now, looking back on it, was the fact that I can never just go Kathleen around barefoot even in the house. Well, that is about to change for me because the two of us are building a current home that encourages bare feet again. Now that all the kids are out of the nest, our husband and I are finally building a much smaller home. The people I was with and I sincerely plan to be there for the duration. The current home has a brand new geothermal Heating as well as A/C which heats and cools the home using energy efficient ground temperature. The beautiful part of this deal is the heat is transferred using boiling water That goes flowing through copper tubes underneath the floor. I personally can’t wait to spend our retirement years completely barefoot! I honestly suppose this is as close I am going to get to being that carefree little kid who never wanted to wear shoes.