Friday, January 29, 2010

My daughter and Grape Medicine...


So I think my daughter might be a Hypochondriac? But not in the sense that she is worried about her health as much as she really likes the taste of medicine?

Does anybody else find this odd?

We buy grape medicine whenever we can. I hated the bubble gum taste of medicine when I was a kid so I feel I shouldn't subject them to something I think is atrocious. But now I think as an "intervention" I might have to introduce my daughter to bubble gum tasting medicine so that she isn't "sick" all the time.

See she uses her "pains" as a convenience. Like if Max and Ruby or Dora the Explorer is on, then her belly hurts, until the show is over, then she can come to the store with us or whatever. Now I'm not a pushover so I only allow this if I need to twitter, facebook, or blog. Other than that... I'm so super tough on her...I roll my eyes and drag her with me to the store or whatever...

I might have indulged her once or 10 times (but only two handfuls of times) when it was Sunday and I could get out of church to take care of my "sick daughter" because I wanted to sleep in and it was early church. (What!? Don't look at me like that!?).

But either way... it's odd.

So I'm off to buy bubble gum tasting Children's medicine and making all my family write a letter of how much we love this little girl and why she is important to us and changing her beloved Grape medicine to Bubble Gum medicine is because we LOVE her not because we want to punish her.

Everyone else have a good weekend!!! :)

Love,

26 comments:

Steven Anthony said...

to this day I still love the tastye of St. Joseph asprin, they are like little orange bites...

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Don't hate me... but I'm not sure what those are...

Sounds scrumptious though! :)

Heidi said...

Hilarious! I got a 3 year old that is just starting his addiction, maybe there's help before it goes too far.

April said...

Why don't you just buy Peeps grape flavored gum and tell her it's medicine. And I'm with Steven, those baby aspirins are yummy!

Devri said...

Too funny, and I am with you, never heard of those asprins :D

Devri said...

Too funny, and I am with you, never heard of those asprins :D

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Heidi--yes seek.help.now! :)

April--your common sense leaves me baffled!!!

Devri-I love when you are so passionate about something you have to say it twice! :)

annie valentine said...

My daughter is also a Tylenol/Ibuprofen addict, but I always buy Grape because as a kid, I loved the bubblegum. In the end, sugar is sugar, right?

Carrie said...

My 3.5yo loves her little "purple pills" when her nose is stuffy and HATES the bubblegum or cherry flavoured medicines (not that I can blame her, I've tried em, they are pretty yuck)

And I'm pretty sure I've got my 18.5mo hooked on Ibuprofen now. But in my own defense she DID go through a horrible episode of teething and if having ibuprofen before bed meant she'd sleep the night...well, hell yeah I was taking that opportunity to get more than 4 hours of sleep!

PJ - Our life said...

I loved the asprin too! My kids love the bubble gum flavors, so good luck with that one!! The gum thing sounds like a good option.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Aloha Shelle Belle,

That is odd indeed. I think you should by theraflu instead of bubble gum. I PINKY PROMISE she will never be sick again!

HOW THE HECK ARE YOU? I LY!

I think about you so much more than I visit. Forgive me!

wesley's mom (sue) said...

How funny! The first thing I thought of was how I used to sneak baby asprin. I would let them disolve on my tongue. Do they even sell those anymore?

My kids don't like medicine, but I do have one who feigns a stomach ache when it's chore time. Around our house if you aren't throwing up or burning up, you ain't sick. I'm mean like that.

SciFi Dad said...

My daughter is the same way (LOVES her medicine taste). Sometimes we have to let her get a little worse just to make sure she's really sick and not just jonesin' for the sweet.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Get banana. Seriously. That will make you WANT to vomit if you aren't doing that already.

Most pharmacy's will add stuff to prescriptions, not sure what you can do with over the counter stuff though.

I feel like retching just thinking about my banana medicine experience. Yuck.

Homer and Queen said...

I LOVE the St. Joseph's Aspirin! We have to lock all meds up in a safe at our house because they LOVE the taste! You Rock and I love ya. I hate Cherry taste. Give her original Nyquil, that will cure her.

mother goose said...

against the grain here. BLEH, do not like st. joseph's aspirin. tastes like powdered tang, or something. I can smell them now.
I adored grape meds when younger. my favorite being dimetapp!!
My mom would always give me some if my siblings were sick and I wasn't because I would beg and beg.
Then I got older and would take just a little swig straight from the bottle. (never too much, because my parents had significantly put the fear of death into my brain that I could die from an overdose!

Just Jules said...

Here is what you do - every time she has a "tummy ache" mix up some baking soda and water in a little cup. Then you make her take a drink - it is horrible tasting ...yet a very effective tummy medicine (as well as cleaner, raising agent, and drain clearer when mixed with peroxide) I learned this trick from the school nurse when I taught in Colorado. It is a natural remedy with no side effect other then the fact that they no longer "fake" a tummy ache.

wendy said...

Seriously, that little girl HAS YOUR EYES for sure.
what a cutie.
Did you really have to go buy bubble gum medicine for that child ---
and well, so much as a hang nail has kept in bed during early church slots SO I AM TOTALLY NOT JUDGING YOU --oh no.
hand nails are serious business. where is my grape meds

Emma said...

My mom thinks she is so funny.... and she is I love her..

I loved this post... I can so relate to you.. poor girl and no med's to help with the switch!!

Malea said...

Not judging at all...*frownsmile*
;)

The Garden of Egan said...

I just need to know.....did you dip her binky in it when she was a teeny one? ........not judging...... and not like I've ever done that............years ago....
Love your blog.

Coachdad said...

If one of my girls is sick, they all have to have medicine or they feel left out. Bandaids are even worse... I should buy stock in them.

Dopp Family said...

That picture of Peeps is adorable! Eli loves grape medicine too! I think his first breakdown came when I wouldn't give him more (I ended up feeding him yogurt through the syringe and it seemed to satisfy).

Good luck with the Bubble Gum meds. Sounds gross to me!

Joanna Cake said...

LOL, bloody kids :)

Mae Rae said...

my kids hate all medicines. it really is the pits when they get sick.

Shannon said...

ha ha sooooo funny. i gave brynn motrin and a cold medicine tonight and she suck on the syringe and said, "yummy! some more please?" then i come on here and read this. too funny!

Here you Go SciFi Dad