March 16, 2005

Ok, it's like this. Toddlers with fevers suck. She's fine, saw the doctor and everything, this is just a cold. Oh, and never ever ever give your child Robitussin or anything like it... once they taste one nasty liquid medicine, all liquid medicines are nasty, even the ones that are basically sticky grape juice.

Oh, and that sound? That sound is my mom cackling away saying "revenge! I have my revenge!" You see, I had, well, a reputation for being... difficult... with medicines*.

* It's not like it was undeserved. My parent's motto regarding NyQuil was "anything that tastes that bad must be good for you." They used it both liberally and gleefully whenever my brother or I was sick. Imagine my sister-in-law's surprise at my brother's reaction the first time she brought some home for his cold...

Posted by scott at March 16, 2005 05:24 PM

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hehe...I know how you feel. Since I am the one that usually gets the colds I am usually the one taking the tussin. Joshua used to always laugh at the faces I made and couldnt understand why I said that cherry flavored vodka tasted like cough medicine. UNTIL...he got sick with a cold and had to take it himself....HAHA...the irony!!

Have you tried that new stuff that is more gel like or how about the tongue strips?

Posted by: carrie on March 16, 2005 06:13 PM

hehehe - I remember being threatened with cod liver oil. Seriously. Grandma Patty kept it in the house just in case. What it'd do for you, I have no idea, but she had it.

Try this, however, as it worked for me. If she takes her meds, she gets a cookie or some other treat. Bribery - a necessary parenting skill!

Posted by: ronaprhys on March 16, 2005 07:15 PM

I DON'T cackle but I surely do laugh a lot!!

Posted by: Pat on March 16, 2005 07:35 PM

put it in the freezer. The one dose, I mean, not the whole bottle, it goes down quicker and being so cold isn't so nasty.

Posted by: liz on March 17, 2005 08:50 PM

I also heard that you can mix their medicine with maraschino cherry juice. The juice won't affect the medicine, but the juice will flavor (and hopefully mask the taste of) the medicine.

Posted by: Elizabeth on March 17, 2005 09:29 PM
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