When Spring arrives, so do our family’s seasonal allergy. All four of us are taking some form of Zyrtec to get through the season. My almost two-year old takes this medicine taking very seriously. He actually threw a 45 minute fit earlier this week because I wouldn’t give him a second dose of his generic Zyrtec! This taking of the medicine, or “meh-cin” as he refers to it, has taken on a very reverential air.
He stands very quietly beside me while I carefully pour 1/2 teaspoon of the liquid into the little plastic dosage cup. He then reaches up with both hands and carefully takes the cup from my hands, his big brown eyes solemn and round. He brings the cup down to his lips and bows his head. Softly, he whispers “meh-cin” to the cup and, with both hands, slowly raises the cup to his lips and drinks.
He then sticks his tongue into the cup and tries to lick up any remaining drops! 🙂
I have no idea where this communion-like allergy medicine consumption comes from. It reminds me of when my sister and I used to pretend to take the Lord’s Supper using Smarties candy. Wherever he got it from, it cracks me up!! Although, I’m hoping this is not something he carries with him for the rest of his life. 🙂
Blessings and Peace,