As a mom of 3 kids close together in age, I’ve seen some really gross stuff. Let’s face it, babies who spit up, drool, and use diapers that may or may not leak at the most inopportune times, can be gross. That’s just before they get mobile. Then they start putting things in their mouths and touching ALL OF THE THINGS. These parent confessions are sponsored today by our friends at Sick just got real.™ and are entirely our own gross, germy stories- or those from friends.
Parent Confessions… Sick just got real.™
Now, when it’s your first kid and they aren’t super mobile, it’s really easy to keep them from touching “yuckies” and redirecting them. But… as they get mobile…you cannot keep your eyes on them 24/7… and then maybe another kid comes along…and perhaps another…. and before you know it, you’ve long forgotten about how to be diligent about germs and find yourself saying, again, in public, of course…
Please don’t lick the lobster tanks again.
Because it’s not the first time the kids have licked the lobster tanks. You’re just praying it’s the last. Sick just got real.™ It has hit the proverbial fan and you’d better brace yourself.
And in sharing that gem… I’ve heard some doozies from other parents about the things kids have touched or done that are just so gross and so germy! These were taken from friends’ Facebook replies.
**How about touching their feet while we are eating dinner?
**Or touching their face between going potty and washing their hands.
**Licking their hands and touching all of the pads in gymnastics, then licking their hands again.
**Or the time that toddler Nelson licked the bathroom floor at the airport…that’s probably the one. Yup…that’s the one for sure. (The airport happened to be the Orlando International Airport)
**I actually had to say “don’t pee on your sister”. And that ended baths taken together. (in his defense-he had just learned to aim). She got sanitized.
**Kissing a garter snake and putting it on her head and also picking a mushroom out of the grass with her bare hands.
**It wasn’t my child but last week at a restaurant sitting by the window a little boy and his mom started walking in and the boy stopped by the window where the cigarette butts can is and he picked up a cigarette and piece of frozen gum and started eating both of them before his mother could stop him. She got it out of his mouth before he ate it completely but nevertheless…
**There used to be a commercial on TV that almost made me vomit. Two kids, one holding a pay phone…daring, double daring, etc., back and forth, until one kids sighed, took the pay phone, and LICKED it!!!!! As long as my kids don’t do that, I’m good! Lol!!!
**My friends’ two year old brushing his teeth, then holding his tooth brush out for the dog to lick, and then back into his own mouth.
**Evan likes to put the bottle nipples for the calves in his mouth, not always after being cleaned.
Kids get into things. They get germy. Most will pick their nose and eat it an average of 30 times a year (I totally just made that statistic up, but it’s kind of a safe wager based on my personal experiences). Yes, some of this helps to build a stronger immune system. But while those little immune systems are growing – all of these gross things kids touch, do and lick can lead to sickness. Generally speaking, those sicknesses “get real” and arrive at the most inopportune times. You know- middle of the night, during a major blizzard, at a friend’s birthday party, on the school bus, in the hallway, at the movies… usually not at a convenient time nor place!
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