There’s a lot of truth to getting exposed to things to build up your body’s own self-defense systems. But perhaps licking doorknobs goes too far.
And hey, might I mention that I have books as the Topatoco Store, or that a lot of these strips are still for sale and would make great gifts?
When one of us kids caught chickenpox, measles, whooping cough or any other “childhood disease”, mom always made us sleep in the same bed to pass it around and get it over with. Mothers used to have chickenpox or measles parties where a lot of kids got together with the diseased ones and all caught it at once. It was said to boost our immune systems. It was also easier on moms who would rather take care of three or four sick kids at once than have to string it out over two or three months. Also, when three kids went to the Dr it was one office call, not three, so they saved dough. When I got mumps mom tried everything she knew, including making my siblings drink out of my glass as well as sleeping together, to pass it around. Didn’t work that time. My siblings each caught it about a month and a half apart. :-)
in these days mothers now are scared to death of her kids touching any kind of germ. Poor kids if germ warfare ever occurs they will be the first to go. It would be nice to have more of a balance between the two extremes.
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