Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Pop Quiz

With the last day of school closing in quickly, I have to keep all my ridiculous stories locked up in my brain for a few more days.  I just don't have the time or energy to sit down and do the long post that I need to do.  So, instead...I am testing you all, my fabulous followers.  Anyone who gets the answer right to this one question, I will do something for.  Not sure what but, something.  A link to my post?? Oh wait, I have 28 followers (that I LOVE),  the possibility of a guest post on my blog?? Might be too much pressure to guest post and keep up on your own post.  Well, I will think of something.  So, here is the question...

What is the appropriate response to this question? All answers are welcome and encouraged.  Ask around, check it out, get other people to leave me comments, talk to friends, talk to your pets, research, whatever you need to do.  Leave a comment as many times as you like but, just know that this question was presented to me by my 4 year old daughter.  Here we go...

"Mommy, if I don't pick my nose and stuff, do I have to wash my hands before dinner?" 

So, there you have it...how would you respond to that question?  The "and stuff" part kinda frightened me and don't even want to know what "and stuff" could mean.  I am betting (and I am totally a betting gal) on the fact a mom may get this one.  

8 comments:

This IS The Fun Part! said...

Wow - did you hear that??? It was ALL the dads saying, "Go ask your mother."

They always leave the tough ones for us to handle!

"Yes, dear - you still have to wash your hands before dinner. You were just outside digging in the dirt, playing with three dogs, trying to catch grasshoppers and flutterbys, doing cartwheels in the grass AND, because I asked you to very nicely!"

Of course, you could cheat like I did. I told my son that when he was born, they gave me a "Mommy Manual". It would settle any hard question. Repeat after me - "Because that's what the Mommy Manual says." He believed that longer than he believed in elves and fairies!!

Never a dull day, huh!

Grannie

Counselormama said...

eeesh! As a default, I always tell them to wash their hands because Lord only knows where their hands have been!

sAm said...

Yes. Maybe you didn't pick your nose and stuff, but who knows what everybody else has been doing? And you've been touching stuff they've touched. So go wash your hands. And use soap! Don't forget to say the alphabet while you wash, k?

Now - I have to say that I have raised a total germaphobe. So maybe my advice isn't the best to take unless you want to have a neurotic kid around.

Theresa, Jon & Kids said...

Wait!? So, you're saying that kids are supposed to wash up before dinner! Seriously?! ;-)

peewee said...

here's what you say. I think I read this in Dr. Spock or something...

"have you heard of swine flu honey? no? well it's what happens to boys and girls who don't wash their hands."

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Look in her eyes for a moment and say the following.
"I can see that you thought about picking your nose, that's why.

Mika said...

Response: "But honey, someone else that you touched today probably picked their nose and stuff"

Pam said...

All I can do is just laugh! I've been up since 4am with my stuffy nosed 5 year old who only wants to touch me. And on top of all that I have a sinus headache. But laughing at this situation seems to really help my situation, so thanks!