Friday, October 19, 2007

Children: God's little torture devices

Sorry for the lack of posting, folks. I've been meaning to post more personal, writing-parent-related material for an even balance of it and book reviews, but this past week the kids were sick (back to back) and sleep was at a premium. Hope to be back with more this weekend, or barring that, the beginning of next week!


Anonymous PT-LawMom said...

Hope the sickos get well soon and leave Mama in peace!! :-)

19/10/07 10:32 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

And then there are grandchildren: God's reward for not killing your teenagers. ;->

20/10/07 6:30 AM  
Blogger pattinase (abbott) said...

How do you feel about the ban on cold remedies?

20/10/07 8:16 PM  
Blogger Christa M. Miller said...

Well, with the baby waking me up at 2am to play (I suspect molars now, not congestion like last week), I'm a bit biased and only wish I could medicate him to sleep!

Personally - it doesn't bother me. I gave Hamlet Dimetapp once for a horrible cough that was keeping him awake. But generally we don't medicate for colds. I guess now I'll just have to get my pediatrician's recommendation for an up-all-night cough - not a big deal.

In general - I have mixed feelings. Yes, packaging could certainly be clearer. I do read labels, but with Rain Dog coming home with stories about how his students ask him for instructions on exams without bothering to read them at the top - in black and white, with no pictures - I'm not surprised that these mistakes have happened.

So overall? The ban is overkill, IMO. Let the drug cos. change the packaging, or make one product with clear dosage instructions, and be done with it.

That long rambling diatribe brought to you by 4 hours sleep. Off to bed!

20/10/07 9:23 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

Diatribe worked for me. But then, I was the one with the Italian pediatrician whose idea of "medication" was a wee drap of whisky (hey, it worked).

22/10/07 5:53 PM  
Blogger Mark Terry said...

Longstanding joke in the Terry household (and I've had the opportunity to use a variation on it with my book talks):

Q. What's the difference between a terrorist and a two-year-old?

A. You can negotiate with a terrorist.

23/10/07 2:55 PM  
Blogger Christa M. Miller said...

ROFL, Mark! I might need to steal that!

30/10/07 7:10 PM  

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