Thursday, March 25, 2010

Parenting shortcuts....Vol. 3

My kids love their vitamins.  They loooooove them like they love Skittles or M&Ms.  This is a good thing....and a bad thing.  I found myself involved in too many conversations that sounded like this:

Kid:  Can I take my vitamin now?

Me:  You took it this morning.

Kid:  No I didn't!

Me:  Yes you did.

Kid:  NO I DIDN'T!  Can I have my vitamin nooooooowwwwwwwww??????

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It's unlikely that any of them were in danger a of Flinstone overdose.  But I really wasn't in the mood to entertain this conversation every. friggin'. morning. of my life.  PLUS, the pediatrician has each of them on prescription vitamins with different doses of fluoride so I can't just grab one bottle and dole them out.  Four separate kids = four separate vitamin bottles.  Grrrrr.

So, I trotted over to my local drugstore and picked up these nifty little pill boxes.  Each one is labeled with an initial.  Each day holds one vitamin with plenty of room to spare in the event of an illness requiring antibiotics or some such thing.

Problem solved.


  1. We have the same conversation around here. When the vitamins taste so good, they just don't quite understand why they can't eat the whole bottle! Great idea, BTW.

  2. He he same kids think it's candy:)

  3. Love your blog by the way! Always seems to put a smile on my face.

  4. Thanks, Jacinda! You're so kind!

  5. So smart. My kids would eat Flintstone's vitamins like candy too. They also love their fluoride pills.


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