Counting gummies

gummiesKristine takes Gracie to a neurologist, given Gracie experienced a grand mal seizure a few weeks ago.  During Kristine’s conversation with the doctor, Kristine mentioned Gracie’s difficulty with sleeping.  The doctor suggests a product he sells right out of his office, Sundown Naturals Melatonin Gummies.  Kristine buys a bottle with the intent of helping Gracie sleep better.

I arrive home from work later that same day.  Upon entering our home, Kristine proceeds to tell me about her day.

“Hi.  I took Gracie to the neurologist today, and he told me to try this to help Gracie sleep,” Kristine says, pointing to a bottle of  melatonin gummies on our kitchen counter.  “I’m going to try one.”

“I’ll try one too,” I say.  I look at a clock, making a mental note of the time.  It is almost 7 PM.  Kristine and I pop a gummy into our mouths and happily chew away.  Not bad… only a slight medicinal taste.

Later in the evening, near 10 PM, I’m sitting in a recliner watching TV.  Wow.  I’m so tired. Kristine is sound asleep on the couch next to where I’m sitting.  I hope I can make it to our bed.  I’m so tired I don’t bother to wake Kristine up to get her to move to our bedroom.  So tired I don’t even bother to brush my teeth.  So tired I hope I make it to rest my head on my pillow, as a spot it from afar upon entering our bedroom.

I wake up the next morning, feeling actually refreshed.  Not like Death warmed over.  I get up and head to our kitchen, and find Kristine making coffee.

“Wow.  That stuff works,” I say to Kristine.

“I know.  Karen tried to wake me several times, to get me off of the couch.”  Karen is my sister-in-law, who has been staying with us to help out with Gracie.  Kristine adds, “I think it helped Gracie too.”

“How would you know?  We were both passed out!” I say.

“And I gave Gracie two of them!” Kristine exclaims.

Gracie stumbles thru our kitchen, still half asleep…

About graciesautism

Father of Gracie, who is autistic, and her sister Gabrielle (who is a typical). Sharing our stories in Gracieland.
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