Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Yum! Bubble Gum!

Lately I've been wondering why in the world pharmaceutical companies feel compelled to add flavor to many of the medications prescribed often to children... I'm sure there are some kids out there that don't like to take medicine no matter what it tastes like, but my child is the EXACT opposite! Franklyn LOVES to take medicine! He begs for it. He was recently prescribed Amoxicillin for a sinus infection. When I first opened the bottle I immediately smelled bubble gum and I said, "Oh Franklyn, this smells yummy!" He couldn't wait to get the dropper in his mouth! The next evening I was preparing to give him a dose when he said, "Just let me drink it!" I told him he couldn't do that and he said, "I did this morning." I was trying to do two things at once and only half noticed what he said... After he said it a few more times I looked at him and said, "What are you talking about? You didn't DRINK your medicine this morning!" He had been at home with Scott that morning and Scott had been the one to administer the dose... I looked at Scott and said, "You didn't let him drink this this morning, did you?" Scott couldn't believe I even asked! I looked closely at the bottle and noticed there was quite a bit missing to have only given him three doses at that point... Franklyn said, "I drinked it while Daddy cleaned the dropper..." After a frantic call to the pharmacy, I discovered he wasn't going to die on us... It all got me to thinking though... Franklyn KNOWS that too much medicine could hurt him. He has been told over and over and over again. Apparently though, that particular morning, the smell of the bubble gum flavor and the proximity of the uncapped bottle (and the preoccupied Daddy) was too much of a temptation. I started thinking about how we are the same way with letting sin in our lives. We know it could hurt us, but it is SO inviting and SO available! We don't even think it through. Like a four year-old, we just drink it in... Like Eve, we take a bite. Like David, we lust. Franklyn was covered by the fact that a few swigs of Amoxicillin won't kill you. Me? I thank God I'm covered by the blood of Christ!

1 comment:

Deana said...

Dayne loves the Amoxicillin (?) too!!! He says to us sometimes he just wants his bubble gum :-)
Well to blogger world!! I love my blog and have enjoyed it for a really long time, sadly I have slacked since Christmas so I need to get back to it!