The 9 year old is home sick today. He has a bad sore throat and a cold with a mild fever. When we were at the doctor's this morning both the nurse and the doctor scolded me when I told them that we'd given him children's aspirin.
No aspirin! they admonished me. Ibuprofen only.
But it's children's aspirin. It says so on the bottle. It's chewable. It's orange flavored. It's for kids.
No aspirin. Not now. Not ever. Never. Motrin! Or Advil. Tylenol, in a pinch. But no aspirin!
When did that rule change?
As it happens, we usually have Motrin on hand. But we ran out and hadn't restocked. We didn't think one dose of children's aspirin would be a bad thing to give a child who has a headache and a sore throat.
We're failures as parents.
How are we supposed to keep up on this anyway?
Oh well. At least he doesn't have strep. That's no comfort to him. He still feels rotten.
But the thing he feels rottenest about is that while he's sick and feeling rotten he can't be outside, riding his brand new scooter.