How To Give Competitive Siblings Medicine

a boy taking a ride in a wheelbarrow

Cue cry/whining from the toddler girl

Honey, let’s take some medicine. It’ll make you feel better.

NO!!

But it’s different (faking enthusiasm) It looks like candy not that liquid stuff.

still wailing

Candy??

Yep. See? It’s like what they gave you at Disneyland when your finger had a boo-boo.

NO! I WANT FISNEYLAND!!

…crap…

We can go see Goofy after you are all better. Don’t you want to feel better?!? Here, let’s try the medicine…

NO! NO WAY!! FISNEYLAND !!

Cue my hubs entering the room. He says…

“Conner just scarfed up three tablets and just asked for more medicine.”

Did you hear that, Hallie! Conner ate his meds and he’s gonna eat yours if you don’t!! OH CONNnnnnNEEEEERRRRRRR

…the sound of running feet…

Hallie grabs the tablets and shoves them in her mouth.
NO COFFER! I EAT DEM!

..the boy, faking defeat, walks out of the room punctuating our medicine adventure with his awesome dramatics…

cue me talking to hubs..

That kid’s getting an extra toy at the store.