Monday, October 26, 2009

Germaphobe

I never used to be a germaphobe. I always contended that as long as I take care of myself I could beat any sickness.

Now I have a baby.

Now I am missing eight kids from my classroom, one confirmed case of the flu (not the swine).

Now handwashing is no longer encouraged, it's mandatory, at a minimum of 10 times a day.

Shudder.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

My child says the kids at school learned to cough and sneeze into their elbow with Germy Wormie, and I was totally taken aback. I always covered with my hands. But I went to the website and now I get it, hands touch, elbows don't!! Kids can touch 300 surfaces in 1/2 hour and they hate to wash their hands. This is a simple thing that can make a huge difference. There is also an entertaining DVD that teaches them in a fun way the elbow cough, as well as other important hygiene habits.

kiri8 said...

I started greeting the kids at the door with a squirt of hand sanitizer, and now if I forget, the kids grab it for me. They think it's just part of the daily routine.

Now to make a SECOND squirt also part of the daily routine.....