Paragark and a Tuesday’s List

February 4, 2013

One of Hayden’s favorite stories is about the time I found snake poop in one of my kitchen cabinets.

I never found the snake.

He also loooves it when I tell him about having to take “paragark” (aka paragoric) when I was a kid.  There was no such think as children’s Motrin or even Tylenol, so when I had an ear infection the pediatrician prescribed “paragark.”

paragoric = morphine

Morphine that probably put me to sleep real good but that did not taste good to any two/three/four/five/six/seven/eight year-old (there were years and years of ear infections).

Hayden thinks it’s real funny because I get all dramatic in telling him about how bad it tasted, but tonight he stopped short and said, “I hope I never have to take paragark!”

And I assured him he won’t because it’s basically against the law, now.

And he said, “You mean even the PRESIDENTS won’t allow it?”

And I said, “Not the doctors OR the presidents.”

And he said, with a grin, “But I’ll bet Romney would.”

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A Short Tuesday’s List

“Why do you always have to take a piece of the pie on Wall Street?”

“You don’t know how it feels to be a five year-old boy!”

“Then how does the magic fluid get out of the misters?”

“I’m really good at science, so do you think that someday I might be a science teacher? Or, wait… a hotel manager!”

“Daddy’s gonna looove this!  Let’s call him and tell him about what’s for dinner.”


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2 Responses to Paragark and a Tuesday’s List

  1. Claire on February 5, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Oh, the magic fluid and the misters conversation! I don’t know what it feels like to be 5-year-old boy, either, but tell Hayden I know what it feels like to miss one:)


  2. Christy Davis on February 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    The list is great! Love the daddy and dinner and magic fluid. Oh and the story ab paragark…haha!! Oh the Romney comment is cracking me up!

    It was so great seeing you the other weekend!


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