I Learned How to Wash my Hands in 2020

Think back to pre-2020. Did you ever follow someone out of a public bathroom, someone who walked out without washing his hands?

Did you remember someone sneezing into their hands and not immediately washing them before shaking your hands?

Did you occasionally forget to wash your own hands before touching food, before touching your face, before holding a baby?

Let’s admit it. Before the pandemic of 2020, some of us had gotten lackadaisical about hand washing.

Then 2020.

During the pandemic, handwashing became top of mind. It was as if we all went back to elementary school and learned it all over again.

  • Palms
  • Between fingers
  • Back of the hands
  • Thumbs
  • Fingernails
  • Wrists

Teachers and parents taught kids to sing twice through “Happy Birthday” as they washed, so that they’d wash for more than 20 seconds.

This is the new normal. Let’s not go back to the old ways of hand washing.

The #thingsILearned

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