When I was growing up, and even into her last years, my mother always said “wash your mitts!” I use that expression too. It’s a fun-loving way to tell someone to wash their hands without coming across too domineering.
I am still saying ‘wash your mitts,” but it somehow seems too casual during this COVID-19 pandemic.
We need to take social distancing seriously (I’m pleased to say my closest friends are all doing so) and wash our hands; our clothes; our counters, door knobs and light switches (among other things) thoroughly and often.
I’m still telling those in my household to wash their mitts, but for now, it is the verbal equivalent of being in all caps and with an exclamation mark.
WASH YOUR MITTS!
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