Conversations with Charlie – Germs

Charlie has been learning about germs in Science at school. Apparently all of my lecturing on the importance of washing your hands, germs, etc. didn’t mean squat.

Charlie – Momma, did you know that germs are bad? That there are germs on your hands and on everything? Did you know that there are 5 different germs? There is the one that looks like a pizza, one has spikes, one looks like a tooth (said while pointing to a tooth) and I forget what the other one is.

Me – Yes. I know germs are bad. That is why I keep telling you to wash your hands so often.

Charlie – The pizza germ is berry, berry, berry infinity bad. It can make you berry berry berry sick and even DIE! (Charlie can’t say his Vs properly)

Me –  Yes, some germs can make you very sick.

Charlie – warm water kills the bad germs. You have to wash your hands with warm water. Cold water doesn’t kill them.

Then the conversation moved on.


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  1. I really hate that about kids. LOL The first couple of years after I met the little kids they ignored everything I said but when Mrs Futch (a second grade teacher at their school) said it… it was TRUE!!

    I still sometimes dream about Mrs Futch lol.

    • Ain’t that the truth! I once suggested that Mrs. B., Charlie’s Kindergarten teacher, was not always right and the look I got from him! He was most upset that I had even suggested it.

  2. This drives me mad! I feel like everything I say just floats out into the universe and not my kids’ ears! My Hubby can also do this…but don’t tell him I said that!

  3. I love this post! Loving your brief snips of life–very entertaining! Stopped by from SITS.

  4. Popped in from SITS! So wise!