3.11.2008

Turns out my drug of choice is not

Yesterday I took Ella to the doctor. Lingering cough, up all night -- Mommies, you know the drill. All I wanted for her was some cough syrup with codeine. I GOT IT! After a torturous Target Pharmacy escapade, filled with random shades of nail polish and crayons shaped like Dora, we were back home nearing the end of the naptime. So last night, I gave Ella the medicine. After an hour or so, she seemed to quiet down and sleep. 4 a.m. she was up again, coughing like crazy, so I gave her more (well past the required 6 hours). 5:45 she's up, yet again, "I'm not tired Daddy. Can I get up?" He sends her back to bed for 20 minutes or so, and then lets her get up.

6:45, Natalie wakes up. Ella bursts into her room and turns the light on. "NATAWIE!! NATAWIE!! LOOK WHO'S UP BEFORE YOU!! IT'S ME!! I'M UP BEFORE YOU NATAWIE!! BAH!!!! {followed by hysterical and awkward social laughter}. I'm afraid Natalie was not impressed. Neither was I. The codeine is supposed to make my child sleepy. So we can ALL sleep. Even now at almost 9, Ella is racing about the house like a wild woman. Even the cat is hiding, and I need to find her so I can shove her in the basement while they replace one of our doors.

No more codeine.

3 comments:

jersey said...

Try taking the drug yourself. It might improve your outlook on the situation.

Aimee said...

Wow...she reacts to codeine the same way I do. I took it once in college for a sports injury. Oh my word. I've never taken speed, but I'm quite certain that codeine made me feel like I was on speed. I couldn't sit still, I couldn't think, I couldn't to anything but pace around my apartment. And if I was able to sit down for more than two seconds my foot was tapping. It was INSANE! Apparently I have the adverse reaction to codeine...it makes me BOUNCE OFF THE FREAKING WALLS! Yikes...

Anonymous said...

I am hoping that it was the cat you wanted to shove into the basement, and not your daughter...

I like jersey's comment. If you take the drug yourself, you'll either fall asleep or be tearing around the house with her. Either way, you won't be bothered by it anymore.
--Southern Belle Wannabe