Sunday, July 09, 2006

Dramamine and the DVD

When Ace and I went down to his parents "lake house" (read: a three bedroom pretty nice cabin but it scares the bejeebus out of me because it is built DIRECTLY into a hill and has about 1000 stairs that go straight downward that don't like me and make me fall on their slicker than snot steps to only have me put my tail between my legs and have my MIL dress my wounds for me) ... where was I?

Oh yeah ... the house. We took a trip down there, and it is a good 7 hour drive, but we broke it up and stayed in that town where they Run for the Roses every year. We had discovered a few years prior to this trip that the Door Man gets carsick. And does he ever get sick....

So, I have started doping him up with Dramamine. You never know when he might light up, so he gets a dose when we start off for someplace, and a dose for when we head on home.

I want to know who is responsible for not putting this out in some parent newsletter somewhere: Dramamine makes kids SLEEPY. And they don't have a fighting bone in their body. And when you pair that with a DVD player, SpongeBob SquarePants, and some headphones, you have the makings of a trip made in Heaven. Oh ... and I don't give them the medication just so I can have a peacful trip ... I give it so I don't have to sit there playing catch with projectile vomit.

Oh .... and just in case you wanted to see those stairs


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh man, stairs like that kill. If you ever drive through Michigan's Upper Peninsula, stop at Tahquamenon Falls and you'll feel right at home. They have stairs like that there. Awesome falls, killer stairs.

Glad you found the winning combination for a peaceful (and vomit-free) trip.

I tried Dramamine on my oldest once...made him hyper. Then again, so does Robitussin. I'm afraid duct tape is the only solution for a peaceful trip for us. LOL!

11:30 PM  
Blogger Tracie said...

Those are some scary scary stairs!

1:29 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

LOL, Sue. Dramamine makes the Door Man meaner than a snake after a while. But for the first few hours, he is drugged up pretty good.

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Ginny said...

Yeah. Those stairs are very very scary. And is there any moral/ethical issue with giving your kid dramamine for a car trip even if he doesn't get carsick? (Just wondering.... ;-)

11:08 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Hmmmm Ginny ... for me, if the kids don't need anything, I don't give it to them. However, I do give Queen Bee Dramamine ... just in case. She has never physically gotten sick on a trip, but has complained about getting a headache and a stomach ache... so there are makings there.

Some kids react differently to Dramamine, too ... my Mom said that my brother and sister would get all hyper ...

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Look at you and all your random comments..ok, so I got a new stalker..not sure where she came from.
But I refuse to start a Xanga account just to say thanks for looking at my blog. HA!
It's ok that Ace ratted me out..not sure it was all understood anyway. No problem..she wouldn't spend money that way anyhow.
Plan on croppin on the 21st and a stampin up partee at my casa on Aug.6th. You haven't had your fix for awhile, let me remind you that you need to do that.
Hey...there is another house for sale across the street....
And, of course those are stairs from hell, you know where they are leading! HA!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Wow--that is quite a staircase. That's gotta be worth at least 100 calories!

1:19 AM  

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