We had Caroline's 3 year well child visit at the pediatrician's office today. She is a healthy girl, though we found out that she is anemic. The doctor ordered a chewable vitamin with iron and a follow-up in 6 weeks to see if we need something stronger.
On the way home, we acquired said chewable vitamins with iron. I gave her one after explaining that it's important to eat it all so she gets enough iron. Because it was pink and featured a certain belligerent cartoon character, she was very excited to eat it. But as she started to chew it, she gagged. Then she stomped her feet and spit it out. I was a little startled since she is not dramatic about food or bad flavors at all.
"Mama. I'm sorry. I can't do it."
I suggested that maybe I should find a better brand, or maybe some drops we could add to a smoothie every day.
"Well, Mama. I have an idea. I think that lollipops have lots of iron in them."