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If your kids dump food on the floor (at home) do you let them eat it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:30 PM on May. 19, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • Absolutely NOT. This is not a household that allows the 5 second rule..not even 1 second. If it hits the floor its garbage, period.

    Answer by meooma at 6:32 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • No. Even though my floor is clean, I don't want them to get into the habit and do it elsewhere.

    Answer by layh41407 at 6:32 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Yuck...

    Answer by BetcCarter at 6:33 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • While I never have ever followed the 5 minute rule ever I can't stop other peoples kids from doing just that when they come to my house so sometimes it does happen but not because I let it.... those little burgers are faster then we are sometimes LOL!

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:34 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • ewwww I wouldn't myself eat that, why would I give it to the kids..

    Answer by SamJ321 at 6:52 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Disgusting. Saw an epi of Mythbusters that said the 5 second rule is a total myth. Once it hits the floor, it's gone.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 7:33 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • If it's in my kitchen/house can be rinsed off (grapes, apples, other fruits) or dusted off (crackers, hard non-sticky foods) then I sure do. If not, it gets thrown away (cheese, sandwich, banana). My biggest issue is the animal fur. With 2 cats and a dog there is always fur on the floor. My son rarely gets sick, and I've always had this policy.

    Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 7:33 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • no, my dogs get to it too quickly... lol

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 8:02 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • My kids are always quick to scream out the "5 second rule!!" but when I see it, NO. We don't remove our shoes before coming in the home which means the floor is dirty. We live out in the country and have a little dog. No matter how much I vacuum or mop it wouldn't be enough. (For me.)


    Answer by 805doll at 8:04 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • honestly it depends. my sons aren't in the dumping stage, they are 7yrs and 4 months. if the 7 year old drops something, yea he eats it lol i really don't mind unless it's wet and falls or rolls or something like that lol mu husband hates that i let him or more accurately don't stop him from eatting it in most cases

    Answer by AnitaB27 at 11:50 PM on May. 19, 2011

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