The following exchange happened at the park this morning while the girls were spinning on a tire swing..
Big Pink: What about our butts and the germs of other people’s butts?
Me: You mean your butt touching things that other people’s butts have touched when sitting down?
Me: That’s really not something you have to worry about. The main thing is your hands touching things other people’s hands have touched. That is the way germs are spread.
BP: Hands have germs and not butts?
Me: Well, people touch a lot more stuff with their hands, so yeah, kind of. That’s why they have hand sanitizer. You haven’t heard anything about butt sanitizer have you?
Big Pink and Little Pink (in unison): Butt Sanitizer! (Followed by thirty minutes of continuous, uproarious laughter).
And this is why you should let me teach your children science.