This week a 7 yo died from complications of the flu. A school had to close because so many students are sick (I believe they said over half of the school). They were cleaning and sanatizing the school, plus (I could be wrong) I thought I heard they were taking cleaning solution to the homes of the sick children. (I believe they said it was/is Norovirus). (this is all happening approximately 120 miles from my home.
Now, with that being said, there are several people at my training( new job) that tell me I NEED to let my kids be exposed to germs and illness so their bodies can protect themselves against a major illness. I understand my kids cant live in a bubble, maybe I am too obsessive about germs and sickness, but is it really THAT necessary to NOT protect my kids against colds/flus/and other illnesses?? I use hand sanatizer OR wash my hands every hour (sometimes half hour especially when I have a cold like now). Plus every time I use the restroom/blow my nose/ handle money)
The people who tell me this are all women, who have kids that are grown. SIGH. I think I have taken too much cold medicine (or not enough), sorry.
I do understand the concept of super germs and such (just so you know)
[also my other job, the one I am leaving, is in the food industry and one of the new health codes for WA state is that you must wash after using the restroom AND
wash after LEAVING
the restroom. So I am used to doing this also (when there aren't two different washing areas when I am out I use hand sanitizer]