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Germs? We spit on germs at our house.

Posted by Kristen on September 14, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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Ethan: Daddaddaddaddad.
Derek: Yes, Ethan.
Mason: (cooing)
Ethan: Daddaddaddad. Did you know that sometimes I drink Mason's binkie?
Derek: Really?
Ethan: I do. Momomomomomomom.
Kristen: Yes, Ethan.
Ethan: Moms don't drink the binkie, do they (very matter-of-factly).
Kristen: No. No, they don't.

Ethan proceeds to pop the binkie into his mouth.

And then he pulled the binkie out of his mouth and popped it back into his brother's mouth. I instantly thought horrible things like "why didn't he wait until we got to the playland today and licked the door handle before sticking that binkie into his mouth and then giving it back to his brother."

I didn't have the heart to tell him he was confusing nursing with a pacifier. In his defense, he hadn't had his milk yet and it was early in the morning. We had a long and involved discussion regarding the importance of washing one's hands constantly, coughing into one's sleeve, and closed the trifecta with a strong encouragement to refrain from PICKING ONE'S NOSE (or anyone else's, for that matter). It's the beginning of the school season and flu season. This year we have the H1N1 to worry about too.

So what are you doing to avoid the great booger exchange this fall?


Jess writes...

I've nearly given up the fight! With back-to-germs - I mean back-to-school - we've already caught our first family bug. I was thinking I could beat it...until 2 kids sneezed in my face. Guess who got sickest of all? Thanks for sharing, boys.

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