Thursday, February 15, 2007

Slackstress Vlog: (Not) Avoiding Shopping Cart Ebola

Recent studies show shopping carts are dirtier than toilets. So why is my daughter licking one? Where can I get one of those nifty quilted shopping cart seat covers? Would I really want to be seen with one, though? Talk about anal. Do you sweat shopping cart germs? Count me out.

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21 Comments:

At 12:25 AM, Blogger Domestic Slackstress said...

Oh my God! The way I rock my forehead wrinkles is astounding. And I think my mouth is partially paralyzed. WTF? At least I'm having YouTube fun now. Whaddya think?

 
At 12:40 AM, Blogger Domestic Slackstress said...

... and what's up with my dry as straw hair strands? Enough negative self talk as my sister would say. Back to the topic of way too hygienic mama-ry at the shopper-y.

 
At 5:06 AM, Blogger Heather said...

I think I was shamed into buying one. I used it until Ian stopped sucking on the handles every time we went to the grocery store. I also realized since he (like Pigtails) is a thumb sucker, he was essentially constantly putting germs in his mouth by the act of living. So to sum up, I just stopped caring or I'd be insane with those little Purell wipes.

 
At 6:19 AM, Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

I say, "Go little immune system GO!" Lick away!

 
At 8:24 AM, Blogger Dawn said...

My boy is 2 1/2 and I still use one. The only 2 times we forgot it, the whole fam came down with a horrible stomach virus.

Call me anal, but I think shopping carts are disgusting! ;) They are almost as bad as the bottom of a shoe.

Great video commentary! :)
D

 
At 9:24 AM, Anonymous Mamacita said...

Somewhere on YouTube, there's a video of a little boy licking an iron railing in the foreground, while Nancy Pelosi is speaking in the background. You just can't keep your eyes off, the boy.

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger Domestic Slackstress said...

Wasn't there something similar a long time ago with a legislator speaking while his hyper son ricocheted around like a pin ball next to his podium?hChris Farley spoofed it on SNL.

 
At 11:48 AM, Blogger Iris said...

yeah, germs are gross.........but... we live in such a sterile world. Hell, when we were young we used plain old soap and water to wash our hands....and I am certain every one of us licked something in our lives that had some germs on it. We all lived....

You would think as a nurse I would be a germaphobe........but quite the contrary......I think that we need to let our immune systems work the way they were intended to.

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Yeah, we have a shopping cart cover and use it faithfully. Like dawn said before, the few times we didn't use it, there was a whole lotta sickness in our house.

Even if we didn't get sick, I'm anal.

 
At 12:46 PM, Blogger Domestic Slackstress said...

Iris -- Here, here on beefing up our immune systems by not being so paranoid about germs. Well, I'm just a dirty person, I guess. I'm clean but not overly worried about washing hands every two seconds. Plain old soap will suffice.

 
At 2:35 PM, Anonymous Simplicity said...

Laughing! I love the video. Thanks!

We got one of those covers for the bar as a gift...made by Munchkin. Small, fits in the diaper bag.
Sadly though I many times forget to use it...

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger ewe are here said...

I usually just give the seat area, etc. a quick swipe with a baby wipe before plopping MF into one. ;-)

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger liv said...

yeah, first baby i was totally concerned. second one who takes prophylactic antibiotics each day for bladder problem? negative. i figure a high dose of cephalosporin is probably going to kill anything.

btw, if you really need one, i'll be happy to ship the old cover out. nothing says the south like baby blue toile!

 
At 10:29 PM, Blogger Loralee Choate said...

You think carts get dirty? Try the germs found on women's purses. BLECK!!!!

 
At 10:53 PM, Blogger Awesome Mom said...

I guess I am an awful mom since I have never actually considered getting one. I figure the awful germs will give my kid's immune systems quite the work out. Seriously though they have been quite healthy so maybe there is something to that.

 
At 1:39 PM, Blogger you da mom! said...

no, i hate those things. talk about going too far...

i put squid in the shopping cart for the first time yesterday at target. i expected that they might hand out disinfectant wipes like at albertson's, but i was wrong. so i went down the household aisles, found some lysol wipes, opened them, wiped the cart down, closed the box and put it back on the shelf.

it's my baby and i'll steal if i want to!

 
At 2:28 PM, Blogger Anna-Banana said...

If you are looking for them, I've seen the covers at Target and at Walmart.

 
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