February 07, 2006

Another Thing They Don't Teach You in Parenting 101

Popsicles. Always have popsicles in the house. Besides being useful for rehydrating children who have been up all night puking their guts out, they work much better than an ice pack on a child's split lip. With a toddler in the house, we have lots of tripping and biting of lips.

Today it was The Middle Girl. She was running laps around the dining room table. My brain kept telling me to make her stop, since unlike our kitchen, there isn't a lot of space in the dining room. My brain didn't yell loudly enough. Bonk. Right into the buffet at full speed.

Popsicles. After cleaning off the blood with a damp cloth, I gave her a popsicle and immediately the suffering one was feeling 90% better. Her sister was screaming to have one too, of course, but I have to keep the supply for the next inevitable accident or stomach bug.


Costco sells 'em by the gross.

Posted by: skinnydan at February 7, 2006 03:34 PM

And some portion of that 90% is related to being the only one with the treat.


Posted by: Patricia at February 7, 2006 07:58 PM

Great idea, Jordana:) *must buy popcicles*

Hope she's doing much better:)

Posted by: TWilightmama at February 8, 2006 09:04 AM

That is an outstanding suggestion. Split lips and popsicles. I must remember this one and will pass it along to my wife. Thanks!

Posted by: RP at February 9, 2006 01:16 PM