Friday, October 17, 2008

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink it.

Or you have our version in the Plaid household:

You can force medicine into a 4 year old's mouth, but you can't make him swallow it.

He will have you wearing it if you try.

Lesson #543549584 learned, thankyouverymuch.

5 comments:

pink green & southern said...

Oh, the joys of motherhood! I swear since the first day my dd spit up on me, I have not smelled the same! My husband calls it eau-de-spit up or eau-de--insert your own child inflected stank word here!!!

Mags said...

I feel your pain.

I learned that lesson well last year. So did the doctor and nurses in the ER when I brought my son in because I couldn't get any meds in him. I can still see the spittle/meds in one nurse's hair. They were stunned!!! My son ended up getting a "shot", which gave him a 10 day reprieve from oral meds. Argh!!!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Oh my...that DOES bring back memories!

Jen said...

LOL. I did the sneak attack on my 2year old this morning. "Little Dude, do you want a grape?" "Gape, momma! Gape!" And just before I popped the grape in his mouth, I shot him full of Tylenol. He never saw it coming and then was too busy focusing on his grape. I try that tomorrow... and I'll be toast. He'll be on to me.

Preppy 101 said...

Ah, memories...I could write a book on all the "bribes" that I used with my kids to get them to take meds, potty, etc. You know, those bribes that I said I would never use - that was BC of course (before children).