I have a love/hate relationship with anti-bacterial products, namely anti-bacterial soap. We do have it occasionally in our house. I did buy some more today, not out of fear of the swine craze (though that certainly is not a comfort), but more in direct response to an evil puking virus that is still knocking out people at my kids’ school. I have been living in fear of this virus since I heard an account of just how bad it was. Ugh.
Which brings me to the love part of anti-bacterial. I know there is an especially high amount of germs at the school right now. Yes, I’m aware it’s a preschool, so it’s also a petri dish. But the last two weeks have hosted a particularly wicked stomach bug, numerous cases of strep throat (Maggie) and a fever virus (Nicholas). Not just one or two people. Lots of people. Lots of staff. Lots of children. It’s kind of creeping me out. I am not sure my kids are going back this week, if these bugs don’t clear out. So, yeah, today I am a fan of anti-bacterial.
Which brings me to the hate part of anti-bacterial. A lot of us use anti-bacterial. Some of us are guilty of over-using anti-bacterial. When a good hand washing with warm water and regular soap would do the trick, we use anti-bacterial just to be sure. Well, the germs feel the pain. Until they don’t. Until they morph into super germs who laugh in the face of anti-bacterial soap. Then what do we do?
Note: This school cleans like no other school I have ever seen. I do not fault them for these circumstances. I have never seen anything like this in the two years we have been there. I just want it to go away.