Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Drugs? Yes, please!

So I just left this page: Scary Mommy: An honest look at motherhood.

A friend showed it to me b/c this mommy used an f-bomb in a status update, and there was once a little debacle after I did the same. Someone actually called my mommy on *me*. No kidding.

So I stuck around, because I figured any mom who can drop an F-bomb on her page & take the heat that comes with it (and throw some back, too!) is pretty cool, and definitely not that scary.

Then just over the last few days I read a post about dosing kids with medicine. I shared my opinion (which I always feel is just that...an opinion...I wasn't giving ADVICE for gosh sakes!). And was quickly told (by another poster, not the Scary Mommy), "You don't belong on this blog site. Go to the perfect-parent blog site and say hi to all the jackholes there for me." Wow. I think this poster was in particular upset that I would hide my OTC meds from a non-family babysitter.

My opinion? That I don't think meds should be used for reasons other than what their label says they should be used for. Cold medicine is for colds. Allergy medicine is for allergies. Neither of them are sleeping meds, and frankly, to give a child a medicine for a reason other than the intended use (as in, to relieve a fever or decongest a stuffy nose) is dangerous.

At the very least, I know I am not scary! I always thought I was very honest in my motherhood and parenting attitude!