Monday, October 29, 2007

I Hate Red Food Colouring

Have you ever met one of those kids where you think," Holy Christ am I ever glad that one is not mine"? Well, that is how one of my little guys act when he has had anything with red dye in it.

I have banned, red juice, red smarties (even if most people leave them for last), red candy of ANY kind and now have discovered another "red" thing that I must NEVER let him have again.

Poor kid has a rotten cold. Being the good parent that I am, I decided to give him the 12 hour relief bedtime Benelyn. He should sleep right? This should make him relaxed enough to be able to sleep right through the stuff nose and aches and pains. One would think. But if one was thinking they would realize that the liquid medicine is red. One would realize that giving this child this medicine would have the exact OPPOSITE effect.

Needless to say I have not slept since yesterday morning at around this exact time. Not only did I have a child who just couldn't sleep, I had a whiny sick kid that just couldn't sleep. We had juice (not red), we had Tylenol (both of us), we blew his nose every 4 seconds and watched cartoons all night long (thank you Treehouse TV!). We nodded off around 7:30am, I carried him upstairs and tucked him in. He is finally sleeping peacefully (from sheer exhaustion, he still has a cold). I just settled my head on my pillow when....the other twink woke up. CRAP!

Sleep is highly overrated. I can always sleep when I am dead.


At October 30, 2007 at 11:41 AM , Blogger Blessings from above said...

:) I think every mom that has stuck life out being at their child's beck and call understands you fully. It is those times in life that allow us to enjoy the good times.


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