Before I had kids, if something dropped on the floor I threw it away. It was the proper thing for a lady to do.
I always thought this was gross. But I continued kissing him anyway so I guess I’m not really a lady.
Then we had kids.
There is no more five-second rule in our house.
Heck, if I can identify it and remember buying it then we’re halfway there. A tortilla chip on the floor from lunch? Whatever.
Toddlers seem to love eating stuff off the floor for some reason. I think they take pride in the discovery. Probably some instinctual remnant from our hunter-gatherer days.
So I don’t stress over it anymore.
At least with dry things like chips or crackers.
But don’t worry. I’m not letting my kids eat moldy blueberries from under the couch every day. (Those are for special occasions only.)
Do you follow the five-second rule?