Vanessa is a perpetually stuffy kid. She is always coughing or sniffling – she’s totally snarfley. Last Friday night, I was looking through the medicine cabinet for her cough syrup while she watched me closely. Adam reminded me of the potential opportunity to watch a grown-up movie that evening when he yelled from the kitchen to “give her the berry one.” Which meant the drowsy kind. Agreeing with him, I pulled the bottle with the pink solution from the cabinet. Right away, Vanessa put her hands on her hips, stomped her foot and curtly said in her little voice “that’s the one that makes me go to sleep.” I was a little shocked and also amused. I don’t know why I didn’t give her a little credit to think she’d know which was which. She stormed off into her bedroom saying she’d only take the purple one. Such drama. It’s not like I tried to poison her – we just wanted to tire her out. Bourbon on the gums for teething was so much easier.
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