I help lead my daughter’s Girl Scout troop and yesterday I had the privilege to conduct their meeting. One area in our meeting was talking about preventing the spread of disease. I decided to have the girls wash their hands to demonstrate a way to prevent the spread of germs. They lined up at the sink in the clubhouse and one by one I watched them wash their hands. It was eye opening to see how many girls didn’t really know how to wash their hands. I had a few that had to restart the process and I had to teach them the correct way. With that being said; if you have kiddos carve out 5 minutes out of your day and ask them to wash their hands in front of you. Check to make sure they are taking their time, rubbing the soap all over the hands, and not pumping the liquid soap out only to allow it to flow out of their cupped hands into the sink. With all the yucky viruses going around this season. And the fact that the flu shot sucked donkey this year. We need to be proactive as a community for our health. So, take a few moments and check out their hand washing. It could save you a trip to the doctor’s office and save you some benji’s in the process.