Well, not exactly. Alex, who is in 3rd grade, had a cough; so I did what any self-respecting parent would do…I sent her to school with cough drops. Little did I know the trouble these little cough drops would cause.
I received a phone call from Alex’s school informing me that her cough drops had been confiscated. Apparently they are a controlled substance. Contraband. Drugs. Illegal. I needed to come down to the school to sign a medical waiver form for the “drugs”, then the nurse would keep the drops in her office. I was told this is district policy.
I had no idea that cough drops would be considered drugs. Are they afraid my daughter was going to become a dealer on the playground?
“Hey, kid. I got the cough drops. Berry flavor with vitamin C. It’ll cost you 3 silly bands.” Said in your best 8-year-old-drug-dealer voice.
Yeah. Did I missed the mark as a parent by underestimating the seriousness of just cough drops? So I pulled up Halls’ website. The active ingredient is 7mg of Pectin (okay, so that is a drug, even if it is low) and a lot of sugar. But, other than the Pectin there was no information whatsoever on the addictive nature of cough drops. Whew! For a minute there I was afraid I might have to check my daughter into the same spa, I mean, rehab as Lindsay.