I have come to realize that everything I say will eventually leak out my beautiful daughter’s little mouth. So I’m trying to stop saying words like “crap” and “butt”. While fine, in my opinion, for a teen or grown person … hearing a little 1 year old say them could be traumatizing. So I’m trying.
Anyway, that’s not the point of this post. This post is to ask advice. We have 2 dogs that live outdoors but visit the indoors mostly daily (when Jamie isn’t home they live completely outside). Our backyard is def. a home for two dogs … aka they aren’t polite like pigs. So they run around outside in the dirt, grass, and other various aspects of nature… then they come inside. This has never really been an issue for me mostly b/c I never really thought about it, but I would clean my floors and I don’t lick the bottom of my feet anyway. But now I have a little one thats about to start crawling, and she DOES lick the bottom of her feet and her hands that she will be using as feet while crawling. So what do I do? I found a steam cleaner for $40 at Target that I’m gonna get and I think I’m gonna train the uglies to stay only in the kitchen after I have my carpets cleaned again, then only allow Charlotte to play on the kitchen floor after its been cleaned (is that hoping for too much?). Is there anything else that I’m missing? I know TONS of families have dogs that are the indoor/outdoor variety, what do you do to keep your kids from getting gross? … Oh and then there is the issue of how to clean up the backyard for her to play back there. I mean, I’m not a clean freak or a germ-a-phob, but seriously, thats gross. Any one have any advice??