Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Pretty awesome yesterday to find my son and his friend had not only found my hidden prenatal vitamins but had also somehow managed to remove the childproof cap. This all happened in the space of about three minutes. After frantically counting the pills I realized 5 were missing. Then, after closer observation I see both boys have residue from the pills on their faces. Fantastic. Called Poison Control right away and after telling them the ages and weights of the boys and the amount of iron in each pill, the nice man on the other line promised me that everything was ok. He told me that even if only one of the boys had eaten all five pills it still would not be enough to harm him. I gave him the iron figures seriously 4 or 5 times to make absolutely certain. Needless to say it was a tense few minutes! And OF COURSE this happened while I was babysitting someone else's child! I felt like a complete idiot calling the parents to explain. It was just that kind of day. Lessons learned: I need a better hiding place, eyes in the back of my head, and childproof caps are NOT childproof!