Disinfecting Doorknobs

The stomach bug from You-Know-Where hit our family this weekend.  My kindergartener brought it home and by Monday morning, all three kids had blessed the floors, various tables, the Suburban, puke buckets, and occasionally  . . . . a toilet with all sorts of loveliness.

My kids are generally pretty good at making it to the bathroom, which means this was a particularly violent strain.

(You’re welcome on that mental picture.)

Anyway, I spent a few hours yesterday disinfecting doorknobs.  Not because we have a mansion with a ba-jillion doorknobs, but because when you wipe down a doorknob . . . Slob Vision clears up.

Once the doorknob is clean, you see the smudges on the door around it.  And once the smudges around it are gone, you see the what-in-the-world-splashed-around-here marks on the rest of the door.

And then there’s the doorframe.

And the wall beside the door.

I squeezed my eyes shut to avoid seeing that the entire room needed a full wash-down.

I guess it’s good that cleaning one thing produces the motivation to clean something else.

I guess.

But I also have vague repressed memories of not wiping smudges off of walls/doors/cabinets/wherever because I knew that it would lead to more cleaning than I thought I had the time to do.




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  1. 1

    ahhh! the joys of starting back to school. blending in with all the germs of the universe:)
    with all the germs we have in the hospital, the #1 protection is still hand washing! who knew? and doing it long enough to sing happy birthday or row, row, row your boat x2…or in a foreign language:) both sides of the hands that is…and between the fingers too. then rinse and dry, shutting off the spigot with your elbow…or a paper towel. once you’re in the habit, not so bad.

  2. 2

    Your explanation of cleaning reminds me of the book, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”. If Nony cleans a doorknob, then….

  3. 3

    Seriously, how do doors and walls get all those mysterious splashes and spills? I know my kids are messy but it’s more like a pack of seizure prone monkeys addicted to grape kool aid have moved in.

  4. 4
    melinda says:

    “seizure prone monkeys” oh my gosh! had to share w/ my husband, after I quit laughing so hard!
    Thank you, Nony, for bringing us all together to share our lives and laughs.

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