#AtoZChallenge: S is for Sick

Little Man has always had some concerns about germs, but he’s very inconsistent. One on hand, he’ll question the staff at the doctor’s office about how often they sterilize their equipment, and on the other hand, he’ll eat something off the floor without giving it a second thought. I’m not talking about eating a cookie he dropped off a clean floor at home, which isn’t that bad, but more along the lines of scooping up cheesecake with his fingers off the floor at Walmart (which he did with Spidey-like reflexes). The gross factor is through the roof with that one.

Last week my husband asked for a drink of Little Man’s Gatorade. Little Man had just let me have a sip, but he still shot down my husband because of germs. My husband wasn’t sick or anything, so he asked why, and the kid explained how he doesn’t mind too much about drinking after girls, but that drinking after men or boys is usually out of the question because they’re extra germy.

Those are some interesting points; the thought of beard dipping makes me gag, but as far as I know, no one Little Man knows has a beard long enough to dip. For the record, Little Man has grabbed his dad’s drink plenty of times– usually after wiping off the straw or cup rim with his shirt, which we’ve explained doesn’t exactly kill the germs. But that’s where the “inconsistent” part comes to play again.

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Author: Erika

I’m a SAHM to two kids. When I’m not doing all the typical mom things (diapers, soccer, etc.), I like writing, reading, and playing games. Clearly I live the life of a rock star.

23 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: S is for Sick”

  1. I’m totally with him on the beard dipping. Gross. The cheesecake on the Walmart floor? All his. My two don’t really care about germs. Which is funny because DW is almost a germaphobe.

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  2. I won’t drink after my kids now that they’ve hit the mono, meningitis demographic. I’m not saying it’s rational, it just makes me feeeeeel better. Maybe that’s how LM’s brain does him, too 😉

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    1. Meningitis and the Internet…. My oldest informed me that (according to Internet symptom search) death by meningitis was eminent. I said, put your chin. Offspring did it while acting pained. Then I had the “Aha” moment and said, “You had the meningitis shot.” The symptoms cleared up immediately. Funny thing, the mind.

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