It’s no secret I’m a germophobe. Yes, I know we NEED germs, but I’m not afraid of those good germs that are designed to build up our immune systems. I’m afraid of school germs, kitchen germs, and bathroom germs. I’m afraid of what lurks in between my children’s nails and on my kitchen counter after making dinner. I’m afraid of the germs that make our family sick for weeks on end as they pass from one member to the next. Each time someone in my family gets sick, I hear my mom’s voice in the back of my head saying I need to use Lysol to disinfect, then I hear her voice for real on the other end of the phone asking if I’ve disinfected with Lysol. You can say she swears by Lysol, and growing up its one thing I can remember her always using when someone got sick. She would spray everything- door knobs, bathroom surfaces, pillows- anything that the virus-infested person touched.