WHY 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.