A mud pie for every little kid! Woot!
Years ago, my Mom was a Lysol fanatic. She would soak the cloth diapers in it, mop the floors/bathrooms in it, wipe the walls down with it, add it to the laundry.... in hopes that we wouldn’t get sick. Our family pediatrician at the time said, “You created almost a sterile environment. The kids need to be exposed to some dirt to build anti-bodies”. Now... she was trying her best to keep us healthy but I have learned a little bit of dust here, a bit of dirt there... isn’t a bad thing!!
It’s called ‘Playing Outside’.
Maybe I could I start a business selling dirt to parents who dont let their kids play outside?
There’s a talk this coming week at the University of Chicago entitled “How Intestinal Bacteria Regulate Allergic Responses to Food.” That should be interesting.