Friday, January 09, 2009

It's a Win Win

Lily insisted upon dipping her green beans into Tofutti Sour Spreme "Sour Cream". She barely touched the baked potato or the steak, but she loved the green beans.

The Score: Momma=2, 2 Year Old=0
The Explanation: Lily has decided that she won't take her allergy medicine anymore. It tastes yucky. Or something along those lines. I'm not entirely sure as to what her rationale is since it normally just results in me getting allergy medicine spit out in my face and all along the kitchen floor. I might let this fight drop, except I have noticed a huge difference in how easily Lily goes to sleep at night when she has her medicine. It really makes me wonder how stuffed up & miserable she has been at night without the medicine.

So I decided a little bribery was in order. If Lily would take 1 tsp. of allergy medicine, then she would get 1 spoonful of Lily-safe ice cream (homemade sorbet right now). The first time we tried it, Lily was really excited. She took the medicine like a pro. And immediately spit it back out in my face. Not even the prospect of ice cream would help this one. I didn't have a lot of hope, but I mixed 1 tsp. of medicine with 2 spoons of ice cream in a bowl. I gave Lily her "Ice Cream" and watched in amazement as she did everything but lick the bowl clean. It worked again last night. She even asked for more medicine! Which is slightly scary to me...

I feel as though I have won another badge on my Mommy belt.

2 comments:

Darla said...

Maple syrup (the real stuff) works as well. I also have T conditioned to getting treats like caffiene free soda in a dropper and listening to my ipod. As a result, he never knows when the medicine is coming, and lets the dostor look in his ears as he things music is coming. He even puts the ear thermometer in his own ear, pushes the button, and waits for the beep.

Dana said...

Victory is sweet! (literally, in this case.)