Okay, so I’m thinking to myself, when I need to focus and my brain seems to be scattered, and maybe I’m feeling a little sluggish and snappy, what do I do? Yeah, well, sometimes that, but most often, I drink a can of Coke. The caffiene perks me up, and as long as I don’t consumer a six pack of them, I’m able to focus and not scattered and definately not sluggish.
So, my ten year old, who gets snappish and whiney in the afternoons and early evenings (and sometimes in the morning) and can have difficulty focusing, so I’m putting two and two together and maybe I’m coming up with five, however, I give him a Coke with lunch. Just a can, not a two liter. (He usually doesn’t get caffiene of any kind, except infrequently with chocolate.) What happens? Cooperative, creative and kind individual all afternoon and evening. He actually played nicely by himself (building with Bionicles) for a couple of hours instead of whining and pestering his sisters.
Anyone else ever experimented…um…tried this with their kid, or maybe even themselves? I’d like to know if it’s just wishful thinking on my part, or if I should consider packing a can of Coke in his lunch to take to school. (I cannot believe I just said that…)