A fun little trick

January 1, 2011


When Lloyd is sick, I find it in my cold, dead heart to be kind enough to him to bring him medicine. Sometime last spring I brought him a pill with a small glass of water half-full, and of course he drank all the water. With his next dose, I gave him a fairly full glass of water, and was surprised that he drank it all. I didn’t say anything, though.


Some sample sizes.

Without his knowing, I started to bring him larger glasses with progressively more water, and each time he drank the whole thing – without comment.

He caught on when I brought out the Big Gulp-style cup that was filled to the brim.

Lloyd: Wait a minute……

Me: Do you realize you always drink all the water?

Lloyd: Of course I do! That’s what you’re supposed to do!

Me: What if I brought you a bucket?

Lloyd: We’ll see….

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “A fun little trick”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Heh. You should experiement with different liquids. Would he take a pill with a glass of cold, refreshing pickle juice?


  2. Deborah Said on:

    I never knew you were such a rule follower, Lloyd.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      Why would you not drink the whole thing? When you are sick and at your most vulnerable, what kind of a person would mess with you like that?


  3. Peggy Said on:

    That is hilarious!!!! Isn’t it great fun doing experiments on those we love!

    And this will be a great bit for that sitcom I hope you’re working on!


  4. Lauren's mom Said on:

    Water is GOOD for you! You should drink a lot of it, especially when you are sick. It flushes the germs out.


  5. Amy Said on:

    <3 adorable ^_^


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