Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Magic of Placebos

We headed up North today to return Jay-Jay to his proper home. Alex did a great job on the car ride, and I think Jay now knows the entire soundtrack of Cinderella by heart. She was excited to see everyone at Auntie Robyn's house, but especially the bunnies. Lauren took some time to bring Alex out to the hutch to visit!

We did have a minor trauma last night, however...Alex was playing with a bedside lamp and touched the hot bulb, burning her index finger. It wasn't severe, but it was her first experience with a burn and she was not a happy camper. After cycling through running water, an ice cube, an ice pack and a Tucks pad (don't ask....we were looking for anything), it seemed that she was more upset than hurt. In a brilliant stroke of parenting genius, I gave her half a teaspoon of Pepto-Bismol as a placebo (I didn't have any Children's Tylenol with me...) and she settled down almost immediately. Ah....motherhood.

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