My Mom and I still giggle over the story of how when I was a baby she came home one day to find that my Dad--B.S. from MIT and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering--had put me down for a nap WITH MY SHOES ON. No, they were not little booties, and no, he didn't do it so as not to disturb me. It was because my Mom didn't specifically TELL him to take them off me!

She asked him "Do you sleep with YOUR shoes on?" to which he replied, "No." She asked, "So why should SHE?"