Take Your Freaking Medicine!!


Andy and GooeyLouieWHY WON’T THEY JUST TAKE IT? They don’t like being sick and missing out on all the fun stuff. They got mad yesterday because I wouldn’t let them go to the “Old” McDonald’s play area that I had promised the day before  – when they weren’t coughing up a total of 18 lungs, and dripping snot everywhere. It’s bad enough to see other kids doing that there *shudder* but MY kids will not be the booger drippers. No way.

So, I tell them, if they take their medicine they can go. I get nothing but tears, and hearing how mean I am.

Andy, my older twin (by 30 seconds), was sick December 22 through the 27th and fought taking medicine every day.  He had been talking about Santa since December 26th of LAST year, so I figured I could get him to take his medicine before he went down to get his presents on Christmas morning.

I said: “Andy, Santa was here last night!” (His twin Tyler was almost peeing himself with present opening excitement). “If you take your medicine, you can go open your presents.” I’m beaming, I’m excited, too!

You know what he said? “That’s ok, Mommy, the presents will still be there tomorrow.” Then he rolled over and started snoring. Tyler almost had a heart attack.


  1. Ask a teenager! My 15-year-old son came up with the perfect answer…but it only works once! Pour a generous amount of juice the same colour as the medicine into a spoon and tell your child to take his medicine. When he does and licks his lips asking for more, get that real medicine down him before he realizes the ruse! Then I would look a him funny when he complains and suggest, “That must be because you were only supposed to take one spoonful, greedy boy!” At least you’ll get him to try it again.

  2. OH GOD! Robitussin. That was the worst when I was little! You know what…I might have opted to take it in the butt when I was that age. Too funny!!

  3. I’d like to confess that I’m fairly certain my sisters and I are the reason medicine now tastes so bad. When we were 2 year old triplets, together we downed an entire bottom of Dimetapp because we thought it was yummy yummy grape juice. We all ended up in the ER getting our stomach’s pumped. My parents still haven’t recovered. Not sure if this is from the scare we gave them OR if it’s from the disappointment that occurred after all three of us actually survived. So close to having twins!

  4. He WANTS it up the butt. Oh, man, that’s a tough one. It is a good thing you found that grape medicine. My kids are annoying when it comes to taking meds but nothing like that thank God.


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