On Wednesday I took Aubrey to the clinic at Target after picking her up from school and seeing she had a fever and she mentioned her ear hurt. Sure enough, ear infection. We were given a big 'ole bottle of Amoxicillin and sent on our way. I was to give Aubrey 2tsps every 12 hours for the next 10 days.
If you have young children you can relate when I tell you I was not looking forward to this.
I gave Aubrey the first dose in the car, and she really didn't like it, but took it all.
The next morning as I was pouring out her dose, the unthinkable happened. She said, "is that the medicine I don't like". I said, "yes, honey, it is".
And she said, "OK, but I can do it myself". She took the syringe with the nasty orange liquid and took all of it by herself. No complaining, no gagging, just took it and said, "see, I can do it".
And she has, each time she asks if it is the stuff she doesn't like, but she takes it - by herself.
After over 4 years of fighting meds when needed, this is a milestone I didn't think about but am glad is here!
What other random milestones have surprised and delighted you?