Saturday, November 20, 2010
I go through the medicine cabinet looking for something to ease his pain.
I find Children's Motrin. Expired 5/2009
I find ear drops left from a previous infection. Expired 6/2007
I find decongestant. Expired 6/2010
I find Tylenol. Expired 1/2010
As a matter of fact, half of everything in the medicine cabinet is expired. So I have to bundle up the kids, load them in the car and take a trip to the drug store.
I fill my cart with Ibuprofen, Tylenol, and Children's Dimetapp. As most parents do before buying medication to give to their children, I read the active ingredients, drug warnings, and drug facts on the side panels. One was more interesting than the others.
-avoid alcoholic beverages
-alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
-be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
I thought,"Good thing they included that warning." I was going to give Rio a bottle of wine and then let him drive us home.