Which means, I'm guessing, that the daycare folk probably realized that vodka is illegal to feed to children (also: hard to get into candy) and didn't want to share their Ambien stash.
But putting the sleep-aid into a sugar-laden treat probably pretty much counteracts any of those sleep-aid effects, no? (Ed. note: isn't that a speedball?) (Ed. note: not that I know anything about those.) (Ed. note: **cough**) I mean, my child does one grain of sugar anywhere in the hour leading up to bedtime and she's more wired than Tony Montana after finding out that Gina has hooked up with Manny.
So let's review: a couple of idiotic daycare workers were too frazzled to do their job so they decided that shoving over-the-counter sleep aids into sugary treats was the answer to getting some down time. If they were overworked, they should have complained; if they were under-trained, they should have spoken up; if the ratio of children to adults was way off, they should have reported it; if they were desperate to keep their jobs in this economic climate and felt speaking up would have them canned, they really should reassess what they are doing and why. There is no excuse for this.
Even we have standards, people.
THAT SAID [calling in the devil's advocate here]: I'm sure there are more than a few parents out there who have, on occasion - and only on occasion - doled out some sleep-inducing Tylenol or equivalent to a sleep-resisting small person when desperation has set in. Am I right about that? The huge difference in this case is, it's a last resort. Also, it's not injected into candy to make a speedball (ed. note: A-HA!) Is this true? Have you ever - or never - used a little a Gravol/Tylenol/Benadryl/what-have-you to make bedtime run a little smoother or to chill out an anxious mini-flyer mid-flight? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this one people so... go: