I love my germ monsters.
But with the kids in school and their extra-curricular activities and playdates, they are surrounded by other germ monsters all day long. This stresses out germaphobe mommy.
I spend a lot of time reminding the kids about how to try to keep the germs at bay at school and at home, especially this time of year.
There are several things I do and have taught the kids to try to keep germs at bay:
– Washing our hands before and after we eat anything.
– Sneezing and coughing into our arms.
– Never sharing food or drink (or straws) with anyone.
– Keeping antibacterial gel and wipes in my handbag, and car for those really grimy moments. As soon as the kids get in the car, we use them to clean their hands until we can get home and wash their hands.
– At home, I’m a big fan of Lysol wipes (germ killers!) and I use them most often in the kitchen, and what the kiddies love to touch a lot, like the light switches and door knobs.
– If the kids are sick with the cold or flu, I try to keep them home to stop them for sharing their germs with the other children, and at home.
Now, as soon as I get that giant bubble patent, I won’t have to do any of this because the little ones will be living in that bubble.
Disclosure: I am part of the Lysol® Healthy Families Ambassador Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”