Kid Germs

I am sure a lot of you reading this are moms.  Even if you aren’t, I would imagine you have nieces and nephews, or the random neighbor child that lives across the street always trying to sell you stuff.
Now that we are square on that…
Let’s talk germs.
I’m quite sure that no one will argue the fact that kids are germ carriers.
Hard core germ carriers.
Most moms have a high tolerance for their own kid’s germs…but it takes a special person to be fine with other’s germs.
I think about nurses and how amazing it is that they aren’t completely grossed out by sick people.  Is it just me?  You have to truly be a special person to be able to deal with all those bodily fluids.
When it comes to my own children I can deal with just about anything, it’s really incredible how, the moment you become a mother you are able to handle all sorts of STUFF that you could never deal with before.  
My littlest guy is like a germ magnet…maybe magnet is not the correct word…
it’s like he seeks out new and unusually disturbing ways to expose himself to new germs on a daily basis.  Almost as if it’s his life’s mission.
Short story ~ we were in NY a few Christmases ago on our annual trek to see the tree at Rockefeller Center.  We usually take the subway, because for the kids that is part of the adventure.  My child went through this licking phase (I am not proud) and we turned to see him licking the pole in the subway.
Let me say that again…the pole.  IN. THE. SUBWAY.
The pole where countless numbers of people hold on as the train takes off.  The pole that never gets cleaned. EVER.  In the subway.
Please feel free to dry heave now, I expect it.
We didn’t know what to do!  We glanced around hoping no one else observed our genius child licking, possibly the most repulsive thing on the planet…
Well, the subway was virtually empty, but the lone homeless man at the end of the car  started gagging.  When the homeless dude who lives in a shopping cart is disgusted by your middle class son you know you’ve done some stellar parenting.
Now, I’m not like Howie Mandel, all fist pound phobic…but I just don’t like the idea of other kid’s snots on me.
Haha ~ you just got the creeps…I knew it wasn’t just me 😉
So, you see, I sort of loathe places like arcades, ball pits, indoor jungle gyms and yes, bowling alleys.
My kids love bowling.  And I kind of enjoy it…but those balls and those shoes.  Geeee-ross!
So with that said, here is a bowling bowl I can wrap my mouth around…
 
These are some cupcakes that I made for a neighbor whose little guy had a bowling party.
The bowling balls and pins are all made from fondant…
 They turned out pretty cute and the kid’s had a blast at the party!
Moral of the story:
In this season of flu, cold, cough etc. let’s all work together and wipe our kid’s noses!
Pretty please 🙂
Also, if the end of the world happens you can rest assured that my little guy will be ok…he is pretty much immune to anything at this point.

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Bridgett
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Bridgett
February 12, 2010 12:29 am

These are adorable and the chocolate ones are calling to me! Ugh, my kids are total germ magnets and then my husband is happy to bring home stuff from his patient's as well. Lucky me! lol

Leslie
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Leslie
February 12, 2010 12:49 am

LOL LOL LOL..that is some funny stuff. I think If I saw it happening I would have a heart attack. I actually graduated from nursing school and THEN realized that I was a germ-a-phobe! Never worked a day as a nurse! Crazy!

Megan
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Megan
February 12, 2010 1:22 am

Oh please – Manhattan is a germ-phobe's worst nightmare. And I should know – I lived there for 18 months – my kids came down with every imaginable cold/flu/virus.

I love the bowling pins – I wish I had the skill to make those by hand!

sarahe
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sarahe
February 12, 2010 1:35 am

i'm the manager at a pediatrician's office. been there for nine years, and i have an office in the back, but I am ALWAYS sick from those child germs

Brisbane Baker
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Brisbane Baker
February 12, 2010 1:50 am

Great post.. I actually did gag a bit when it came to the pole thing..

bridget {bake at 350}
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bridget {bake at 350}
February 12, 2010 2:12 am

In.The.Subway…oh, that made me laugh!

I worked at a preschool (the 18 month room)for all of 2 months. The SNOT, my God, the snot! Oooo…I shiver just thinking about it.

Oh…the cupcakes are TOO cute! Worked w/fondant for the first time this week. It's so fun!

Katy
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Katy
February 12, 2010 3:38 am

those are very cute cupcakes!! what tip did you use for the icing?

ReminisceHeirlooms
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ReminisceHeirlooms
February 12, 2010 3:59 am

Great (and gross) story but I appreciate your honesty. I will tell you – we have all been there in some way… sticking snotty nose residue in our pockets bc we have no kleenex. LOL. I love the little cupcakes and I am with you. I am a public play place PHOBE. 🙂

Diana
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Diana's Cocina
February 12, 2010 4:10 am

Great post. My friends tease me all the time about being a germ a phobe, hee hee.

Cute cupcakes.

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}
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Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}
February 12, 2010 8:02 am

Great post, I get grossed out with all the GERMS too!

Christy
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Christy
February 12, 2010 12:19 pm

Cute! Cute! Cute! I love your cupcakes!

Okay-In.The.Subway. almost made me gag!! 🙂 But, I had to laugh too. Did he get sick after that?

SprinkleBakes
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SprinkleBakes
February 12, 2010 12:34 pm

Ha!! You have me in stitches this morning! I covered my mouth as I read and said to myself "no he didn't" LOL.
VERY cute cupcakes.

You know what else creeps me out about bowling is the communal shoes. yeesh.

Smitten Sugar
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Smitten Sugar
February 12, 2010 2:54 pm

That story cracked me up! I would have been so grossed out to see that! Although I am sure we have all seen similar things happen. Like the kid I saw at Verizon just licking the counter up and down for a good 15 minutes!Grross!

Love the cupcakes though!

Shauna from Piece of Cake
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Shauna from Piece of Cake
February 12, 2010 4:00 pm

So gross, and yet…so poignant. Ha! I guess I have officially crossed over to the other side. In other news, we had our first Code Brown during bath time last night. Now THAT's really something.

cookies and cups
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cookies and cups
February 12, 2010 4:10 pm

shauna – seriously hilarious…the fact that I know exactly what you are talking about, oh man, that's funny!

katy – I used the 1M for these.

Thanks everyone!

vickys
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vickys
February 13, 2010 12:51 am

Awwww so cute!! 🙂

Pink Little Cake
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Pink Little Cake
February 13, 2010 5:06 am

I can see my Cami doing that..I shiver just thinking about it. Your cupcakes are adorable.

Monica H
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Monica H
February 13, 2010 8:53 am

Geee-ross is right. But it's so funny! I can almost picture it, ha ha!

cute cupcakes.

Ingrid
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Ingrid
February 13, 2010 4:04 pm

Oh my goodness! I think I would have fainted away. I'm one of those paranoid mothers that didn't let her children play in the ball pit or those climbing tube playground things.

Your cuppycakes are super cute. You did a great job on the pins and balls.
~ingrid

Molly
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Molly
February 13, 2010 6:43 pm

I'm definitely a germ-a-phobe, and not afraid to admit it. We go through hand sanitizer, Lysol, and rubbing alcohol by the gallons over here.

On a sweeter note, the cupcakes are so cute! The chocolate ones look awesome!!

High Heels and Aprons
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High Heels and Aprons
February 13, 2010 7:09 pm

You have an incredible amount of patience to make all those bowling balls and pinks from fondant! I only have enough patience to work with fondant in large quantities! They look FABULOUS!

Ally @ High Heels & Aprons

aLLie
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aLLie
February 14, 2010 6:01 pm

don't just vow to wipe their noses–TEACH them how to BLOW their noses because once the kiddies hit kindergarten-and they can't blow their noses, then snot all over the place…THAT is a teacher's worst nightmare!! eeek!!

LOVE the cupcakes 🙂

Abby
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Abby
February 15, 2010 3:15 am

Oh, lawd. Mine is 19 months, but I bet those days are coming! Gag.

CUTE cupcakes. I love the pins!

Sara Tea
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Sara Tea
February 15, 2010 2:15 pm

I have bowled my whole life, it's my families dorky hobby. My mother would LOVE these cupcakes for her and her bowling team. I'll have to give it a whirl, these look sooo cute.

Mimi
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Mimi
February 15, 2010 2:56 pm

Great post. I'd rather not think about all the gross things my kids have licked. it makes me shudder. Cute cupcakes.
Mimi

Jennifer
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Jennifer
February 15, 2010 5:18 pm

OMG, I am sorry but I laughed out loud when I read that he LICKED the pole! I think I would have lost it with one of those "what are you thinking" moments! ugh, the things our kids do! Thanks for the laugh and I do hope he didn't get sick after that!

The Blonde Duck
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The Blonde Duck
February 15, 2010 7:27 pm

Popped in to say hi! These cupcakes look amazing!

Natalie...
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Natalie...
February 15, 2010 9:15 pm

Aw these are great! I love the look of these, your cupcakes are so pretty!

Julie
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Julie
February 15, 2010 10:29 pm

LOVE the cupcakes – yum! I totally know what u mean about the germs – once I made the mistake of looking in Brianna's water cup before refilling it – backwash and crumbs – ick!

CookiePie
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CookiePie
February 16, 2010 3:34 pm

You are so right — before my daughter was born I was easily grossed out — not anymore! I can only imagine how you felt seeing your son lick that pole — I'm sure I'll be calling you when my little one does it some day 🙂

Those cupcakes are ADORABLE!!

SugarCooking
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SugarCooking
February 16, 2010 9:26 pm

Those are freaking adorable! What a great idea!

Lauryn
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Lauryn
February 17, 2010 5:06 pm

I LOOOVE these cupcakes! They are amazing!! And I don't care what anyone says, bowling alleys are germ central!!

Jaime
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Jaime
February 17, 2010 8:36 pm

just adorable!

and i agree about the germs – blech!

CraftyC
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CraftyC
February 18, 2010 3:34 pm

Come past your blog whilst hopping I am a crafter but your cakes look amazing. Love the spongebob cake!
Clairexx

Teanna DiMicco
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Teanna DiMicco
February 18, 2010 4:04 pm

These cupcakes are awesome! But licking the pole!? On the subway?!!? I don't know what I'd do! Hahaha!

Bimmer
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Bimmer
February 19, 2010 7:17 am

I love your post, it's funny!

And I love your cupcakes too, they are too cute!

QIS
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QIS
February 19, 2010 10:40 am

I love your cupcakes!!so cute!!

Score One Art Gallery
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Score One Art Gallery
February 19, 2010 8:23 pm

Gosh, those look so good. I should stop reading food blogs. You all are making me 1. hungry, and 2. want to go bake something. Good thing it's the weekend I can get in the kitchen and bake.

Jennifer
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Jennifer
February 21, 2010 8:53 pm

These are SO awesome!!! Too funny a story!

Alicia (The Red Deer)
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Alicia (The Red Deer)
February 22, 2010 10:00 pm

Man those cupcakes look so cool!

sanjeet
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sanjeet
March 16, 2010 9:23 pm

I actually graduated from nursing school and THEN realized that I was a germ-a-phobe! Never worked a day as a nurse! Crazy!
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Chandra
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Chandra
May 1, 2012 12:26 am

Hahahaha! I just read your post, and a few years ago we were in NYC with our then-three year old in a taxi cab, and my husband and I both looked over to see him licking the SEAT OF THE TAXICAB. Pretty sure that never gets cleaned either, and all kinds of gross things happen back there. Anyway, just thought I’d share. Love your blog, and your fantastic recipes.

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