Since Declan has allergies and (mild) asthma, he takes a variety of medications every night just like I do. One of them is Zyrtec syrup, which has been the blessing that has allowed me to keep my cat.
But tonight, I almost made a grave mistake.
For the cold he can’t seem to get rid of, Bryan has been taking a super revved-up cough medicine to stop him from hacking all night and help him sleep.
That comes in a bottle that looks just like the Zyrtec bottle.
Bryan saw it coming and even marked both bottles with HUGE BLACK LETTERS.
But I almost did it anyway. I handed my son the adult cough medicine that probably has codeine in it and just as he was about to chug it I realized my mistake, gasped, he paused, looked at me like I was crazy and I grabbed the medicine out of his hand.
I think if it weren’t for my anti-anxiety meds, I’d be a puddle of tears on the floor right now.