Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Ten Second Rule

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How many of you confess to eating things off the floor? You drop it, pick it up quickly, blow on it, pop it your mouth. Admit it. God made dirt and dirt don't hurt... Have you said it?
Now, for those of you who know my husband you may have witnessed his poor discretion in the things he's chosen to ingest. Catapillars, leaves with easy cheese, dirt itself, and many, many other non consumable products. (Please note these have not been in his recent years...) But I have just witnessed a new level. I observed my husband pick up one of my children's cracker halves, which had been laying on the floor for a few hours amidst much filth and stickiness , and thoughtfully put it on his plate, which he was done with. Yet, moments later he picked up the cracker and ate it! That was, like, ten seconds times... a lot! Isn't that like dog level? He might as well have grabbed it off the floor and popped it in his mouth!

"Hey Ben, do you want to check out that McDonalds bag? there could be something in it?" Okay, he would probably do it only if it was my McDonalds bag... I'm sure the cracker thing was just a lapse in judgement. Let's count together,"One-one thousand, two-one thousand, three-one thousand..."

14 comments:

Johnathan M. Thomas said...

I was watching mythbusters and they busted the 10 second rule. As soon as it hits the floor, that's the end. However, they did discover that dry foods pick up less germs than moist foods. Example: Cracker vs. lunch meat.

Thought you might want to know.

peace.

Jen said...

That is very helpful. Take note all you floor eaters!

Rizzle said...

Crackers just seem cleaner. I've found myself lately as my boy has started eating cherios (gluten free cherios of course) that I walk around my living room picking up old cherios I find on the floor and eating them. I think it's that I'm too lazy to hold all of them in the palm of my hand until I find a garbage can. The weird thing is that these cherios don't even taste good! They taste like refried beans. Sick!

Jess said...

My son doesn't think there is anything that is on the floor that should not be consumed. Large sticks, strings, dead flies, the thermometer that goes up his butt, the toilet plunger (if it can't be digested then it needs to at least be sucked)...you know things of that nature. I usually can get them out of his mouth before they go down his throat, but not always. How do I know this...well I change my 5 month old and find strips of magazine and wads of string mixed in the poop. Being a mommy is so interesting...but I do love it!

Jason Hill said...

Hi Jen, I don't know why I've never seen your blog before, but you can be sure that I will be back!

As far as Ryan eating cheerios off the floor because of laziness, me and Blake learned to eat apple cores because if we got up to throw them away we might loose our good seat in front of the tv. To this day if I am in my car and I eat an apple, I'll just ingest the core so i don't have to hold it until I get to a trash can. {pitiful}

Kyle, Marta and Darby said...

I did see (and was unable to stop) Darby eat a piece of banana that our dog had decided not to swallow. I must say that I almost lost the banana I had just finished eating. Yuck!

Kyle, Marta and Darby said...

hey, just realized that our blog wasn't showing up on our profile. didn't know if you knew that we have one... it's on our profile now if you wanna look. Not that I'm nearly as witty as you but we do post pics now and then! Hope y'all are doing well!

arwen said...

I'm feeling very shy after you said that I more than crossed the line with my Christian Rock comment... perhaps I should rerase it...
Anywhoo... In Ben's defense, maybe he had a sudden bout of amnesia and he forgot that he had just picked up the cracker... No? Just me? Mkay.

lunch meat + 10 second rule= me barf. I really think that dry foods are the only ones that the TSR applies to... can you really imagine picking up a piece of honey ham that has fallen on the floor and eatting it? I wouldn't even put that on my worst enemy/ archnemesis' sandwich... sick

Jen said...

Arwin, You didn't cross the line for, say, me personally. I did try and add a choice word to help you feel better though...

Hey, Texas friends! Don't worry. I'll visit your web site. Some people just can't be as funny as others but, I've already made a covenant with myself not to hold that against the not as funny people.

Rizzle said...

Jason: you make me feel better about myself. I just don't look so bad now.

Arwen: am I still your enemy? If so, then thanks for not puting the honey baked ham no my sandwich.

Jen: you are funny. It's nice of you to not criticise those who are not very funny.

kaydub said...

Once there was an old man, sitting in his threadbare relciner, musing over the menaingful moments of his life; the meager contributions one man can make; the relationship one invests in; the prayers that are sent heavenward.
In his ample lap rested the old man's computer where words and images splashed, illuminating not only his darkened home, but also his old heart. With deft fingers, the ancient youth minister scrolled and clicked, reading the clever, humorous, and insightful thoughts of his old youth group members and their little friends.
As he linked from one blogsite to the next, the old man's heart warmed ... he sighed deeply ... and a tear fell.
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tara said...

does anyone out there have amyjo and andrew martin or amy and justin's phone number address or email?? i need help from blogland...

jeb & pris said...

Tara - I don't know if you already have this or not, but this is Aimee Jo's email, and I am sure that she has the bruner's. she also has a blog: aimeejofromidaho.blogspot.com
email: aimeejo101@hotmail.com

Is it bad to put email addresses here? is she going to get spammed now?

tara said...

thanks jeb-n-priss! very helpful!