The Fake Cough...

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by KC but no sunshine band, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Happy Sunday to everyone,

    :flower:

    I have to share this story as I find it rather funny and hey, we all need a good laugh now and again. My wonderful difficult child has a thing about when he is a little under the weather. He tends to like to seek extra nurturing and he really likes cough drops and syrup. At any rate, this weekend he has been doing quite a bit of coughing. Whenever I mention that some of it is being made up, he argues quite strongly that it isn't. Rather than argue with him, I picked up some cough syrup. (Buckley's) Hee... hee...

    :sword: Don't try and win the fight with da mom, man. Cuz da mom knows best! At any rate, it seems the cough is much better all of a sudden and he isn't requesting so much cough syrup. I think this one may work for a long time to come. Have a super week everybody!

    :smile:
     
  2. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    Just so you know -- a cough can also be a tic. I see your difficult child has a history of Tourette's.
     
  3. SnowAngel

    SnowAngel New Member

    Aren't our kids clever sometimes? It's always funny to watch what they will come up with next.
     
  4. wakeupcall

    wakeupcall Well-Known Member

    So THAT's what's been going on all weekend with MY difficult child!!! I got him stawberry cough drops....opps, maybe that was a real no-no! Actually, he IS ill and he never gets ill, but I do think he's playing it a little. He never misses school, but I think I'll keep him home today. I wonder if he'll be all well by his birthday on Wednesday????????????????????????????
     
  5. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    OH the drama of it all! My difficult child plays it up BIG TIME when she has the sniffles.

    Smallworls is right, a cough can be a tic. But, I think I know what you mean about the 'fake cough'. Mine has it to now and then.

    Good job with the yucky syrup!
     
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