What is dressing to the shoes?

Get dressed to lace up shoes when you first get up in the morning. This means fix your hair and face too.

Why shoes? Especially lace-up shoes?

The reason behind this duty is that you act different when you have clothes and shoes on. You are more professional.  Getting dressed makes an impression mainly yourself. Putting shoes on your feet that lace up are better than slip-ons or sandals, because they are harder to take off. Instead of kicking your shoes off for a quick snooze on the couch, you actually have to go to a bit more trouble. Maybe in that short instant you will realize that there is something more that you can do. With shoes on those feet of yours, your mind says "OK", it's time to go to work. You have no excuse for not taking the trash out or putting that box of give-away stuff into the car. You are literally ready for anything.

This problem is more acute for the Stay At Home Moms because often we don't have to leave the house and it is not necessary to get dressed every morning. Only our children are going to see us.  

We have the most important job of all, raising productive adults. NOW, do you want your children to remember that Mom didn't get dressed until it was time for Dad to get home? Or do you want your children to have to answer the door because you are still in your gown tail and bathrobe? If you would look at your day just like the Payroll Executives and realize that the jobs around the house will take as long as you let it (all day in most cases because you allow it).

I don't wear shoes in my house. Solution: Buy or clean up a pair just for that reason.