If you ever looked after a sick kid, then you know that getting them to take their medicine is about as easy as stealing the Declaration of Independence.
Now unless you're living with Nic Cage and the guy from The Hangover movies who always manages to get left out of the action, then you're probably not getting that baby to take anything that's going to make them get better.
Now I know what you're thinking, what's the big deal? They're babies, they're dumb, how hard is it to trick them? Well, if you're saying that then you obviously don't know a darn thing about getting babies to take medicine.
So you've got to crafty, something that mom Helena Lee did when she was having difficulty getting her baby boy, Alfie, to take his medicine.
With this nifty trick, her baby boy took his medicine without a single wasted drop.
No spitting it all over his jammies, or getting it on his cheek as he turns his head away from you with your dropper. No tantrums, no crying, just results.
Now there are some other methods to get your kids to take their medicine that work just as well, especially when they get a bit older.
This parent must've sold this one fairly well.
They think they're getting soda but they're getting a gullet full of medicine. Note: may result in trust issues.
Or you could try this old hollowed-out juice box approach.
Turns out it's a popular one.
Then there was this parent who whipped out a panda express cup and got this kid thinking they were going to slurp some sweet sugar water.
The child caught on quickly though and learned that they wanted no part of whatever they were hoodwinked into sipping.
People who saw Helena's original post were impressed with her level of ingenuity.
While others dished out their own methods of getting babies to keep their medicine down.
This level of trickery and misdirection can be applied to any child-rearing situation though, not just administering medicine.
You can use it to hide your chocolate stash.
Or getting them to eat their veggies.
Or whatever's in that baby food mush. Can't blame the kid for wanting a Kit Kat instead. They're delicious.
When I moved across the country a couple of months ago, I was trying to find a short-term place to stay while I looked around for an apartment to make my home. I've gone through my share of shady sublets, and was so worried I wouldn't land a spot that I started looking for one to book months in advance. On my first day of browsing, I came across a gorgeous and affordable one-bedroom in a really convenient location, but was super skeptical of the post because of how traumatized I am from my previous experiences.
I've dealt with creeps who ask for a cash deposit then claim they're in the hospital on the exact same day they're supposed to meet me for the keys. I've had people cancel my reservation once I've already landed in their city... Needless to say, I'm a seasoned subletter. When I found this lovely one-bedroom on Craigslist, I was sure the listing was too good to be true. So I took a proactively defensive stance when I reached out via email. I asked for boring specifications on the apartment and went over payment details with exhaustive thoroughness. I even asked if a friend could stop by to make sure there were no secret squatter tenants, or anything sketchy like that. Then, I got an email back.
TWIST: I recognized the address from the gushing fan mail I had sent it years ago. The apartment belonged to my favorite living writer and here I was, casually emailing with her directly. Flash forward a few months and we're friendly and occasionally email each other or meet for coffee to catch up. And that's how my nightmare sublet search turned into a friendship with one of the best and most famous writers of our time.
I live for real-life plot twists like this. They keep us on our toes while we cruise through this journey of life. Which is why when u/whytho37 asked Reddit to share their most insane plot twists, the results were incredible.
Scroll down for twists so good, you wouldn't believe they actually happened if you saw them in a film.