Wet textured food – Goes in the trash
ANY public surface – Goes in the trash
Bathroom surface – Goes in the trash
Other than that….We’re good! 😉
Here are some 5-second rule pictures from our
house. Apparently cornstarch, chocolate, and
rotisserie chickens fall under the 5-second rule….
Okay that last pic is pretty white trash. I will have
to add that to my “Top 10 things that make me white
trash” post 😉
Earlier this week Melissa invited me to work with @Clorox and Samantha Bee from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Samantha spoke about her parenting style and how she was guilty of using the 5-second rule in her home. While listening to her speak about this I could tell that we had very similar parenting styles, though she probably would not openly agree with that after seeing the pictures above……
Anyway, @Clorox and San Diego State University conducted a study that demonstrated that using the 5-second rule may not be the best parenting practice. The study found that germs attached to food/baby bottles when dropped on several household surfaces within 5 seconds.
Did I ACTUALLY think that the 5-second rule was real? Okay. No. I have always thought someone made it up as a joke. Will I continue to live by it regardless of that? Absolutely. The 5-second rule stays in our house. Fortunately for people like me, @Clorox has their Clorox Wipes that are so easy to use and no laundry comes from using them. My mom used to make us use 3 wash cloths per bathroom in our house when cleaning them. I’m sorry but that is 9 too many wash cloths for me. Thanks.
There are some really great products and tips that you can read about on SimpleandSurprising.com
Now, onto the giveaway!
How To Enter:
- Leave a comment here with a 5-second rule story of your own. (1 entry)
- Leave a comment here with the url to a funny 5-second rule picture you have. (1 extra entry)
- Subscribe to my blog and leave a comment telling me you subscribed (1 extra entry)
- Follow @Clorox On Twitter and tweet : Debunk the 5 Second Rule Myth & Win $20 in Clorox Products http://bit.ly/dumOt8 #5SecRule – Leave a comment saying you did so. (1 extra entry)
Giveaway ends February 10th 2010 at midnight. Winner will be informed by email. US only.
I was compensated monetarily by Clorox for this post. All opinions are my own.