15 June 2009

One Easy Lesson...

...in How to Freak Out Your German Housecleaner.

On a hot day, hold your baby in front of a fan to cool him off and make him giggle.

Apparently this can result in dire consequences. I'm not sure what. But she was very upset.

10 comments:

Ksam said...

oh la la - you apparently have not heard about the dreaded "courants d'air"! lol

Jul said...

Not moving air! Don't you know that's where cooties come from?!!?!?!?!?

Our train back to Munich was stifling hot, even though the air was quite cool outside by the time we arrived. They had that carriage sealed up tight, lest we all get cooties (and miss the opportunity to smell the other passengers' sweat).

Global Librarian said...

Oh, I've heard many times about the dangers of air.

What I do not know, is how, exactly, the air destroys lives.

christina said...

LOL!! Sooooo German. I can just imagine the look on her face. She's probably telling all her friends about it right now.

Jennifer said...

My mother in law always hates it when we get the oscillating fan going ...

Marcy said...

Well, you know cold feet cause urinary tract infections, don't you??? ; )

heissescheisse said...

My MIL hates the fan too. Every time we visit her, she warns us and every time she visits us, she walks around turning the fans off.

And that cold feet thing? I get that all the time. It drives me nuts. She's always clucking about cold feet. It's 80 degrees out and she's worried.

The Expatresse said...

Child abuser! I bet you serve kids cold drinks, too!

Once, in Bratislava, I was one of two people on the tram. It was 40 freakin' degrees C. I opened a window. And I had a Spanish fan.

The little old lady near me MOVED to escape the lethal moving air.

She didn't want to die of the flux.

I got lectured ALL the time. Apparently the lower back is especially vulnerable.

Icy cold Coke is bad, too.

Global Librarian said...

Oh, you have no idea what a terrible mother I am!

I have actually had other people gasp when they see me take a bottle directly from the refrigerator and give it to Nicholas WITHOUT WARMING IT!

After 9 months of cold bottles, he's still alive.

Snooker said...

When I bought a scooter my Germany FIL proudly gave me a "kidney warmer" which is simply a black velcro thingy which goes around the "spare tire" area. This is supposed to keep my kidneys warm against the evils of air rushing about which can of course happen on a scooter. Wonder why they don't wear these on bicycles?