Necessity, Inventions, and Revisions

Revise Medicine Bottle LabelGuess what? We now have four kiddos (and a mama) down with fevers. We revised our little medicine bottle label craft.

One kid is old enough for chewable tablets, so she doesn’t get her own set of bottles… everyone else does. I’m still using the chalkboard labels, but I added names, dosage info, hours between doses and the name of the medication with color coded permanent paint markers. The time of the last dosage is marked extra large with chalk. It isn’t perfect, but it’s working for now.



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Necessity and Invention

Medicine Bottle

These past three weeks have been ever so slightly overwhelming. End of the year school events, parties, science fairs, sick kids, sick mama, doctor and hospital visits, very sick beloved family pet…  it is easy to make excuses as to why blogging hasn’t occurred, but the truth of the matter is that we have been in survival mode for a bit longer than I could have anticipated.

But still crafting has happened. It happens sometimes without much thought because there is a confluence of need and materials and an ever-brief idea. There is that great saying about necessity being the mother of invention. I love it. It’s true.

Chalkboard Label

One of our littles has come down with a virus and a nasty fever that has required us to piggyback ibuprofen and acetaminophin. Between myself (also sick, of course), my husband, and our sitter, keeping track of the timing of dosages has become a problem. It doesn’t help that one is administered every six hours, the other every four. So I grabbed some chalk and a repositionable chalkboard label (Martha Stewart’s Avery line found at Staples),  slapped the label on the bottle, and there we have it. A bit of craftiness that helps simplify our lives, fulfills a need, keeps our family safe, and didn’t require any clean-up. For those keeping score that’s a win-win-win-win-win scenario.

No idea how this will work when we have multiple kids sick at the same time, but I’d rather not think about that right now. I’d like to go catch up on some sleep… no rest for the wicked, so I’m trying to be good.