12/11/09

How we get Katie to take her antibiotics

Poor Katie. She has been out of school almost as much as she's been in. When she first started school I was very cautious - if she had a cough or runny nose of any kind I would keep her home. I was a brand new school mommy and I figured other parents wouldn't send their kids to school like that. Hah!

Once I realized how it REALLY goes, I only kept her home if she had a fever or a really bad cold. Which she has had quite often. Example: She missed picture day because of pink eye. Then she missed the make-up picture day this past Wednesday because she currently has a urinary tract infection.

So this week she is on antibiotics and she is none too happy about it. Let me show you how each morning and each evening goes in our household ...


We start by circling each other ...


I get her in a hold and start to bring her down ...


She escapes and the circling begins again!



Andy has to come in for backup ...

I've got a good grip! (And this is literally the face that Katie makes.)



She's pinned!



It's in her mouth - she's crying and rolling on the floor. (Don't worry - she gets a pez when she's done and she knows it.)



Mommy is victorious!!!

How does medicine taking go over in YOUR house?

9 comments:

Darla said...

Too funny! Does she like sugar? I used to offer my kids a spoon full of plain sugar to go right down behind the meds....I use sugar for hiccups and coughs too!!

Quadmama said...

So far we've only had good tasting medicine so it hasn't been an issue. Some pharmacies will add a flavor, maybe check into that?

Becca's Dirt said...

That is funny the way you told the story. LOL. Wish I could help you.

Dawn said...

oh rosie!!! that is funny. but only because i am no longer in that boat! when laura had to take any kind of medicine, it ran exactly kie your "show!" but cam? he had act 2. oh yes. that would be the gagging and then throwing up. i am happy to tell you that he no longer plays that game... since he turned 11. thank goodness for his add patch!

Safire said...

My kids slurp up medicine like it's candy. Even if it's that nasty medicine flavor. There's something about it being denied to them throughout the day...

~~Mel~~ said...

Oh how I remember those days! It does get better...eventually...and if not...well you can resort to bribery lol.

Liz said...

That is too funny! Antibiotics were bubblegum flavored when I was a child. My parents had no problems getting me to take it. Poor Katie! I hope she feels better soon!

Me said...

*giggle* This is cracking me up! I've been there, for sure. . .I thank God T has gotten better at taking her meds when necessary.

Christine said...

I'm just getting caught up on your blog - as a closet WWE fan, I loved the way you told the story!

Sugar worked for me when I was little as well and had to take medicine I didn't like.