Friday, April 3, 2009

What does "sanitary" mean anyway?

Genna LOVES the dishwasher. The moment that she hears us open it, she is there, ready to "help." She will dutifully stand there and hand us everything within her reach, so we can put it away. If we don't take whatever she's holding withing 1.7 seconds, she reminds us that she is helping by letting out our favorite new sound: whine. If only I had recorded it...but I'm sure you can imagine.

Today, she handed me each piece of silverware (well, actually stainless steel, but whatever). I cannot guarantee that her hands were "clean." Does this mean my dishes are "dirty?" Should I "sanitize" them again?

(Emily, I thought of you as this was you let Frank "help" with "clean" dishes?)


Holly said...

I don't really believe in germs/don't let them bother me, so I think they are fine. I have a video of her doing this if you are interested. Love you!

Laura said...

I think you are ok. I let mariah put her own dishes away, that way, if she gets germs from the dishes, she already had them. Yay for building up the immune system.

Thanks for the tip on the pizza place. We looked it up and are so excited to try it. I've heard the wait can be up to 4 hours though! i'll let you know how it is :)

Amanda said...

Eh--germs are everywhere. I'm sure there are germs in your stainless-steel-ware drawer. No worries about a few baby germs. At least that's how I feel about it. And, if you don't like it, don't eat at my house. ;)

Emily Petty said...

Ha ha! In my opinion, those dishes are definitely still clean! Although, I actually don't really let Frank help me with the clean dishes, only the "dirty" ones - my sister-in-law was over and thought that was weird, she only let her kids play with the clean ones - but in my defense, my "dirty" dishes aren't really dirty because of my obsession with washing before they actually get in the dishwasher!