The Energy drink

Bryce's dad bought energy drinks the other day and told us we were welcome to them if we would like them. I was surprised that Bryce had one the other night and also one last night. When I got home yesterday, he told me "Oh, by the way, Zoey might be a little hyper tonight because I gave her some of this energy drink." WHAT!?!?! Yeah, I asked him how much he gave her and he said not very much, maybe 1 to 3 oz of it. I flipped out of course and asked him if he knew how much caffeine was in one of those drinks. He didn't think it was that bad, so I looked on the can and found out that there is 2500mg or energy blend (what ever that might be) in a serving which is 8 oz. He of course thought it was funny and I couldn't do anything about it except yell at him.

The rest of the night went ok, as far as dinner. Zoey was about her normal self, maybe a hint of more craziness but she kept it in very well. I got her into bed around 8:30. When I finally went to bed around 10:00, I walked past her room and she called out to me. She was still VERY awake, and wanted to cuddle or have me rub her back. I asked if she wanted to lay in bed with me, to see if that will help if we were to cuddle that way and then went out to Bryce and told him that his daughter is still very fully awake and showed no real sign of being tired. We kind of laughed, well he did mostly, and I hoped that she would go to sleep within the next half hour. He said he gave it to her around 3pm so it should be out of her system by now. I beg to differ. I think she fell asleep quicker than expected granted I had to tell her to be quite many times (so she just whisperedinstead) and to go to sleep. I woke up around 1:15am to her sleeping at an angle and hitting me. I cannot sleep with her in the same bed all night becasue she constantly hits me throughout the night or tries to roll over top of me. She is a crazy sleeper.

Anyway, needless to say I have forbidden Bryce to give her anything that has caffine in it. Hopefully he will NEVER EVER do that again.


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Starla said...

I would have flippped out! Those energy drinks are bad news, especially for a 2 year old. It's not just the caffeine that is bad but all of the other stuff they put in there as well could really hurt a little body! No more energy drink for Zoey!!!

Harmon Family said...

yeah...we had a talk about what was in those energy drinks and he is not going to give her anymore. I told him that he himself is not allowed to have any energy drinks either. All together that are not allowed in the house. I took care of that problem right away.