I’m a germaphobe. A full-fledged, straight on germaphobe. In fact, if there were a local chapter of Germaphobes Anonymous, I’d be the president. I know how to use a public restroom, wash my hands, and never touch a single object with my hands. I’ve been asked how I keep my house so clean. It’s called OCD. In defense of my craziness, I don’t “make” you take your shoes off in my house, but if you see the right side of my face twitching, you’ll know why. The only things I don’t sceeve are my children.
Noodge 1 (the boy) started playing Rec Soccer this spring. Frankly, I was thrilled he wanted to do something different because he hasn’t played soccer since the first grade, swearing it off forever because his coach at the time thought he was training for the World Cup. He even told one mom her son wasn’t cut out for team sports. At six! But I digress.
Fast forward: Noodge 1 is in the eighth grade now and has taken a liking to playing goalie. I’m fine with that until I discovered the goalies have to share the goalie shirt. Totally gross. They do wear it over their team shirt, but the shirt still has to go over their heads and rest against their bare arms. Hasn’t anyone heard of lice or Mersa? I’m more than happy purchasing a separate shirt. Really, I wouldn’t be offended in any way to spend the extra money so my kid and another kid don’t have to share dead skin cells.
And it’s no just the shirt. They share the goalie gloves too. When I saw this it was all I could do not to run on the field with the Clorox Wipes. Apparently, I can purchase gloves and when I’m done here I’ll be ordering a pair. Or six in case he loses them.
I can’t help how I am. Well, maybe I can, but I won’t. I mean, who wants to touch anything dirty? Honestly, I’ve learned to accept that character trait of mine. No one’s perfect. But you can have a perfectly clean toilet. Just saying.
On a separate note, Welcome To Bibliotheca is now available for Kindle. The paperback version will be along shortly. We were having a problem with the cover. I’ll keep you posted.