We are big on hand washing around here -- it's a big deal when you want to stay as healthy as possible even though you take immune suppressing medications. So, we've been working with Liam on hand washing for as long as I can remember. Recently he's become old enough to stand on the step-up ladder in the kitchen to wash his hands at the sink. It is one of his favorite things, especially when Will helps him. (Will makes it pretty fun; I'm mostly all "get the hands washed and on to the next thing.") I have to brag a little on the whole hand washing thing. Liam is a great hand washer; we wash his hands before meals, when coming in from outside and on returning home from errands or his days at grandma's and grandpa's and, now, of course, after each of his new adventures with the potty. Liam has been sick with a cold only 2 times. Now, maybe we're just going to be screwed when he goes to preschool and brings home every germ ever invented, but I guess we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. For now, we think he's doing pretty well.