Warning: This post is not funny, nor is it profound. It doesn't deal with current events, or religious doctrine. This post has a little something to do with parenting, and no, I am not suffering from over-exposure to Mommy Blogs.
So I figured that since none of them knew this trick, a few of you might not know it either. If you do, then I apologize for wasting your time. If this is new for you, no thanks are necessary - just doin' my job.
Here is the trick - and I have no idea when or where I learned it:
There are two kinds of pills. Two. There are "Sinkers" and there are "Floaters".
First: Determine if the pill you are taking is a sinker or a floater, then choose one of the following:
If it is a floater, take a mouthful of water, close your mouth, and tilt your head down so you are looking at the floor. Take the capsule and poke it through your lips into your mouth. The capsule will then float to the back of your throat. Then swallow. It will go down, and you won't even feel or taste it.
If it is a Sinker, take a mouthful of water, close your mouth, and tilt your head back so you are looking at the ceiling. Take the tablet and drop it into your mouth. The pill will drop to the back of your throat. Then swallow. It will go down, and you won't even feel or taste it.
• You can take more than one pill at a time, but be careful not to mix floaters and sinkers.
Eventually, you will get to the point where you can hand them the pill, and they will ask "Is it a floater or a sinker?" They'll take it - no gagging, no fussing, no tears or tantrums, no bad tastes, no dissolving pills.
And after you have your spouse trained, try it with the kids.