Wednesday, March 05, 2008

All Right Then, Have An Earache

Bub: (on being offered grape-flavoured Children's Advil, cleverly disguised as applesauce) I don't think this is applesauce, Daddy. I think this is medicine sauce.

45 comments:

Mimi said...

Oh now, that boy is just TOO clever. Medicine sauce. Snort.

flutter said...

LOL mmmm medicine sauce.....

Amy said...

Oh - so cute! And so smart...

Mad Hatter said...

Miss M LOVES medicine. She's always asking for it. In fact, just today she said, "Mommy, my bum is sore. I think I need medicine." Ya, right.

Mouse said...

Scooter can't be fooled either. Now he'll take it when I explain that it will make his nose/head/throat better and sometimes he even says he likes it. Before, it required a mix of authoritative commands and begging and standing by with juice ready to take away the taste.

Bon said...

O is a medicine hog...if i'd give it to him as applesauce, he'd be a certified addict.

of course, he ain't four. :)

Karen said...

lol! so funny.

Kyla said...

Oh, he's clever for sure. KayTar is the same way, although not verbal enough to convey it. She sticks to gagging and subsequent screaming. ;)

Sue said...

Bwa ha ha - kids are not dumb.

Terri said...

Can't pull one over on him, can you?

painted maypole said...

wow, MQ BEGS for medicine, sick or not. Which is why I keep it on a very high shelf, and tell her REPEATEDLY that we only take it if we really need it.

nomotherearth said...

smart boy!

the end of motherhood said...

He's gonna be some teenager...

minnesotamom said...

Freaking genius, that Bub.

Stimey said...

Darn those smart kids.

Beck said...

My kids are MUCH more cheerful now that they're old enough for the chewable medicine...

Jenifer said...

Both my girls love the 'purple medicine' not to be confused with any other colour or flavour.

Beck made me laugh because while Papoosie Girl takes a chewable tablet everyday for her asthma control she will not chew any pain reliever meds - she tells me they taste like shower curtains.

KAL said...

Ha! Clever boy.

susiej said...

They ALWAYS know, don't they.

Magpie said...

Oh yeah. Clever boy.

Bon777 said...

too cute...and very clever...

Gwen said...

And my kids love the meds, too. Next time, try crushing up a nasty pill in honey and see how he likes that. Because that's what my childhood medication was like. Also? I had to walk uphill to school. Both ways. In the snow. Without shoes.

Cyndi said...

My daughter won't take liquid meds either. I don't understand why, it has SUGAR in it! She loves the chewable ones though, and asks for it all the time.

mamatulip said...

Julia came up to me yesterday, bogged down with what is probably the beginnings of a nasty cold, and said, "Mummy, I can't breathe out of my nose. There's too much stuffing in there!"

I love the little things our kids say...

furiousBall said...

that's exactly what a frat brother used to call grain and kool aid.

Janet said...

He's a wiley one, that Bub.

My middle doesn't like medicine OR applesauce.

kgirl said...

Medicine sauce. Awesome.
Bee loves 'medicine.' I think her favourite part of the day is getting her vitamin D drop.

wheelsonthebus said...

NAILED!

Kathryn said...

HaHA! You can't out-smart a smarty!

Catherine said...

Smart Bub. Its good to know when one's food or drink has been laced...

catherine

Becoming Me said...

Smart boy and oh so funny!!!!!! Angela

the new girl said...

Mama needs her some medicine sauce.

Merle said...

roflmao. That is the funniest hing I have ever heard!!

Luisa Perkins said...

Oh-HO! Bub just earned an out-loud chortle.

Angela said...

Smile
Too smart

Major Bedhead said...

Heh. That's hysterical.

Boo loves to take medicine. She's either going to be a doctor or a hypochondriac.

letter9 said...

It does seem like something grape-y and purple might sort of go noticed in something apple-y and sort of pale yellow, no?

My mom used to use milkshakes to give us our medicine, only the meds weren't in the milkshake... we had to take the medicine really quickly and then we could down milkshakes to get rid of the taste.

I suppose this would be really gross with a kid with a stomach bug, but we never EVER had those.

Christine said...

oh the dreaded medicine sauce!!!!!!

Running on empty

bren j. said...

I guess this means he's on to you....

Aliki2006 said...

Medicine sauce! I love it...

dawn224 said...

medicine sauce with a side of thermometer. yummy!

sweetney said...

aww! we call that "awesome sauce" in our household -- you're free to appropriate as you see fit ;)

Mad Hatter said...

Yo! Is all ok in Bea land? It's not often (ever) I have to wait this long for Bea-goodness.

Her Bad Mother said...

Ah, medicine sauce. Our little sicky lurves medicine sauce.

Hold the apples.

Christina said...

Smart boy. Cordy hates any medicine, disguised or not. She had a high fever last night, but it was safer to let her ride it out rather than go through the experience of trying to get any Advil into her.