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 '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:
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.