That's rhetorical, by the way. I don't need to know why.
I did hear recently, though, that a toddler's needing to take his/her shoes and socks off is a sign of sensitivity, and a person likely to grow up having empathy. I like that.
The actual taking off of shoes and socks anyplace, anytime, I don't like as much. Especially with winter coming.
Incidentally, do winter boots come in hip-wader style?