As I have mentioned, we have about 4 television channels. NBC seems to come in the best, so when I'm feeding the babies early in the morning I often watch the Today Show. Last week they were discussing those controversial plastics - like sippy cups. Those that have the triangle on the bottom with either a 3, 6, or 7 are bad, but the 7 is the worst because it definitely contains bisphenol, whatever that is - it's just bad. I don't feel like getting scientific, so I'll just leave it at that. I knew this a while ago and happened to look at whatever sippy cup was around me and there was no number on the bottom. So this time I looked again at other sippy cups - our favorite ones, actually. Of course - there's a 7 on the bottom. Ugh. These are the ones we've used for over a year. These are the ones Cash goes to sleep with. These are the worst offenders. Since I haven't had time to go get new ones I feel so bad everytime I hand them to Cash. "Here Cash, enjoy your chemical-leaching sippy cup." "Would you like some milk with that bisphenol?"
But, to redeem myself, they also had something on a while back about autoimmune diseases and how our germ-phobic society may be partly to blame for them. They say one theory says that when our immune system isn't kept busy, it starts attacking itself. So the lady on the show said that we should be a little less germophobic. She even said it's good to let our kids eat food off the floor sometimes. Yea! See? I am a good mom!