Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A dogged determination

Also known as stubborn. Oh my god, are you stubborn! Having come down with a nasty case of bronchitis, we ended up taking you to the doctor on Monday morning after a night of laboured breathing, yelped coughing and a little vomit on the side. She prescribed Amoxicillin - delicious banana medicine - just as your parents before you took when they got sick.

The first time, you just wouldn't have it so I said fine. The second time, we held you down and forced it into you which you violently spat out soaking your clothes and hair. The third time I withheld your favourite bedtime "snack" to which you rolled over and went to sleep without. The fourth time Nana, Dad and I held you down with the same results as the first forcing. And now we offer it in the morning, at noon and at bedtime.

You politely say no.

And you go to bed without. And wake up without. Tricks do not work. Putting it in milkshakes doesn't work. Spiking your warm milk doesn't work. "White milk," you demand. Tonight will be the third night. I can only imagine what's going to happen.

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