Wednesday, January 6, 2010

" this poison control?"

Tonight, my 3-year-old comes bouncing into the kitchen, smiling from ear to ear, with a "milk moustache"...only it's red.  I said, "baby...what have you been drinking?" 

"My medicine!"

"What medicine?"

"My 'cough syrup'"


"Show me, sweetie, what are you talking about?"

He then happpily and bouncily (is that a word?) runs excitedly to the bathroom and shows me.

How is it even possible for a person only about 3 feet tall to reach up into a cabinet (that I, at 5'9", have to myself reach UP to get into), pull out "cough syrup", remove the CHILDPROOF LID, and consume 2 full medicine cups of this:

This is a 32 lb. kid....drinking 6+ tsps. of this!  His "normal dosage" (please don't think we dole this out like candy!) is 1 tsp. 

After NOT handling it well with my reaction, I called poison control.  They informed me that he would probably sleep.  Very hard.  Immediately.

He is.  7:00 pm.....LIGHTS OUT.  His idea. 

Lessons Mama has learned:
(1)  My kid is a make-it-happen-kind-of-guy.  If he wants something, he will make it happen.  This will make for an amazing adult...but a child to watch like a hawk!
(2)  For obvious reasons, I will be checking all the childproof lids on all the meds tomorrow. 
(3)  If I ever need him to sleep at 7:00 PM, "accidentally" leave the lid loose on the Nyquil.  I AM KIDDING, PEOPLE.....PLEASE DO NOT CALL CPS.

We're grateful he's okay.  He gave his Mama quite a scare tonight.


Charon Benton said...

Seriously not funny--but I'm laughing oldest boy did that to us a few years ago, but with Children's Tylenol. Too bad it wasn't Nyquil! ha-ha...just kidding!
Glad all is well and y'all had a good night's sleep!

Every Day Blessings said...

I'm sure you were terrified and didn't sleep well last night. One of my daughters was doing stuff like that all the time.We had to put a gate on her room door because she would do this stuff at night while we were sleeping. Good luck!

Colleen said...

HOLY SMOKES YOU HAVE SUCH A SMART KID!!!!! I need a nap also, did Braden leave any for me???