A couple of weeks ago TheFinalist had an ear infection. His medicine required him to take it twice a day for 10 days. Now, maybe that’s easy for you to keep up with, but my scattered brain railed at that thought “10 days? When is that? Did I already give that today? Or was that yesterday I’m thinking of?” Good grief. And if you add any other children to the medicine taking bit, you have complete pandamonium. So the answer? Charts. Of course. I like to immediately see everything. I drew up a quick chart, stuck it on the fridge (handily where the medicine is kept, see, I AM a thinker!) with a pen nearby.
And looky there. I still missed a dose. Even with a chart. Can you imagine what I would’ve done without one? I did give that last dose, however, I just was so excited to be done with the antibiotics I didn’t mark it off in complete exuberance. That or laziness, whichever.
Do you keep charts for everything? What are some of yours? Am I the only crazy one?