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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

At least I know why everyone's getting sick

Friday the girls returned from school with their backpacks loaded with Valentines from their friends. And candy. Emily delights in sorting her candy. She sorts it by type, color, and even into piles (the "Love It" pile, the "Like It" pile, and the "Give It to Mom" pile) according to how much she enjoys a particular candy. Sometimes she even makes bar graphs to represent what she's got in her stash. She is that into the candy.


Emily finished her initial sorting, and moved on to the truly important task of eating. She had a package of Mini M&Ms and she kept dropping them on the floor. I tried not to notice as she picked them up and ate them. But when she dropped a whole handful on the ground and started to pick them up, I asked, "Don't you think that's gross? Eating food off the floor - even though it's our kitchen floor - isn't really the best idea. There are germs all over those M&Ms" She looked at her fistful of M&Ms for a moment and then answered thoughtfully, "It's okay mom. There might be a couple germs, but I really can't taste any of them. See?" She then proceeded to pop the whole lot of them into her mouth.


This all happened Friday afternoon. You'll recall that Abby was home with the stomach flu on Thursday. Hannah got it Sunday morning. ((sigh)) Kids, let me just tell you that no amount of Clorox and Purell will save you if you are going to eat food off the floor.


We're screwed here in the world according to me. Anyone want to take bets on how long it'll be until the next one gets it?

11 comments:

Debbie said...

I hope it doesn't keep spreading! But as I read this, I kept thinking "That Emily is my kind of girl!" Send her over here:)

Gibby said...

Oh no, that stinks. Whatever happened to the 5 second rule? You mean that's not accurate? Shoot, I'd better start mopping.

Hope everyone feels better! Don't eat any food off the floor!

ck said...

I'm pretty sure it was a kid who came up with the "5 second rule."

Or maybe it was a parent...

K said...

We definitely do the food off the floor thing in our house - but the kid is one. I hope he quits eventually.

Leslie M said...

Ugh. I feel for you. And I LOOOOVE your new look!

faemom said...

If I'm going to bet, what are the odds? And how much bleach do you have in the house? Good luck :-)

Kathy B! said...

We pretty much live by the "5 second rule" in our house. Except when toxic cooties begin flying through the air. Then I magically morph into a bit of a germaphobe. It's probably inconsistent and confusing for the kids... just like most things parents do when viewed form the perspective of a child!

Mary K Brennan said...

My bet: 4 more M&M's and a Reese Butter Cup might be all the time you have left. It's time to suit up and run for the bleach! Good Luck.

Tiffany said...

Sorry you're passing around the bug. I decided somebody needed to invent a Clorox candle that would sanitize the air as it burns - or at least the smell would make you think it was working.

Mama Wheaton said...

I think the stomach flu is the worst sickness that any family can get because not just one person will me in misery, if it visits my house I can count on 4-5 of us getting it. I feel for you.

CynthiaK said...

Ah, there's nothing that can beat the circulating sickness. It's a fun game, trying to assess where the germies will head next.

We're working through our own round of chest infections here! Woohoo!

I hope you've seen the last of the sicknesses for a while...