It's sandal season, you see, and despite, you know, being SANDALS (shoes with openings and stuff to let air in and out) they grow such a funk that I am considering writing Washington and suggesting these tiny WMDs as an ecologically friendly alternative to mustard gas. I have washed their shoes in hot water, cold water with Dawn, detergent, and baby shampoo. I have air dried them, sun dried them, and even soaked them in Purell hoping that the alcohol would at least make a dent in the alarmingly prolific stink-bacteria colony that is so obviously inhabiting my childrens' toes. I wash their feet every night in a combination of antibacterial hand soap and fervent prayer because HOLYHAIRYJEEZUS JUST MAKE IT STOP! I will sacrifice a goat if I have to.
Sprinkels' new favorite activity is to whip her shoes off the minute we are all nicely
It's a bit embarrassing. What must their teachers think? We bathe them, really we do. Daily, in fact. We are not dirty people! And we could buy them new shoes but this would still happen. Within a week of purchase, the merciless fetor would begin to wind its way back in and we can't afford to buy new shoes every month... can we?
So.... what do we do? It's already this bad and the true heat of summer hasn't even hit us yet. Oh gawd... just imagine July and August! *gag*
If anyone has a suggestion, I would really LOVE to hear it! We need help! I am sending out a De-Stink S.O.S.!