Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Idea of a Germ...

Things you may have to say when working with kindergartners most of the time, but especially during cold and flu season:

1. Please finish blowing/picking your nose over there (i.e., far away from me), then throw your tissue in the trash and wash your hands.

2. Did you flush the toilet? Are you sure? Are you really sure? Please go back and check...and wash your hands.

3. Please don't put your face on the desk (which everyone except me and the teacher has been drooling on). Seriously, don't put your face on the desk. Okay, if you keep putting your face on the desk, I'm going to have to ask you to go back and sit on the rug.

4. Someone is in the bathroom. Please throw up in the trashcan. (Actually "Trashcan!!" [pointing])

5. Please don't put the flashcards in your mouth.

For extra fun today, my son's best friend has strep throat. Let's hear it for germs. My birthday sis says to get some Airborne. We shall see about that, or just dose up on regular vitamins, get lots of sleep, and pray a lot.