I am not a germophobe by any means. My kids have always eaten food off the floor, have chewed on shopping cart handles, etc. A lot of people think that's awful. I don't. My kids get sick *maybe* once a year. About a year and a half ago my husband and I got the flu from some friends. He was in bed for a week. I was sick for two (because I had to take care of the kids and him while I was sick). The kids each spent one night with a high fever. Their sickness didn't go beyond that.Studies have proven that exposure to everyday germs stregnthens a child's immune system, which allows them to fight of illnesses faster. My kids are the healthies kids I've ever seen. No ear infections, no asthma, no allergies, etc. So, I think this lady is overreacting big time. She needs to put away the Purell and let her kid be a kid. I he gets sick, so what? Each cold helps build his immune system, which sounds like it's fairly weak.