Happy Christmas Eve! It's that special night. The night for "Christmas Medicine." This is a family joke at our house. Years ago I worked with a divorced mom of 6 children. She was going to school full time and working part time. I asked her how she got everything done on Christmas Eve all by herself with so many kids. She told me that she gave them Christmas Medicine every Christmas Eve. It comes in pretty Christmas colors of red and green just for the kids. Seriously, she gave them NyQuil so they would go to sleep and she could get things in order for the next morning.
While we have joked about it for years, I have to admit I've never given it to my kids. Not that I haven't thought about it for a minute or two. The threat of Santa not coming until they were asleep seemed to work just fine. And to be honest...I think I would rather take a dose myself so I could get a good nights rest. But it tastes so awful. When I have a bad cold it takes me a good 5 minutes to talk myself into taking it. I plug my nose and chug it down....then spend the next 5 minutes trying to keep it down. Nasty stuff!!
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas tomorrow!