So Maui recently decided that she does NOT like her medications wrapped in cheese ... so I switched to peanut butter.
Every morning I get out the spoon, scoop up some peanut butter, and carefully wrap the bits of pills (she's so tiny everything is quartered) in the goopy brown stuff.
She loves it!!! But it gets all over my fingers. By the time I'm finished, I feel like a five year old with fingerpaint on her hands - I have to carefully run over to the sink, turn on the faucet without getting peanut butter on, and then wash my hands twice to get the smell off (I don't really like the smell).
But then this morning she started turning away from even the peanut butter! No matter how often I offered it, she would walk away. This happened about seven times.
I had to do some major Cesar Milan leadership to make things work. I stood up, went into the living room (hands still covered in peanut butter) and stood in the middle of the room cradling a clump of peanut butter on my finger, and feeling "assertive." I also visualized Maui eating the peanut butter and swallowing the whole thing down with no fuss.
When I went back in Maui was looking up at me like "yeah? Whatcha got?"
I said "Maui, it's time to have some peanut butter. Enjoy it."
Then I leaned over and put the peanut butter under her nose.
She lunged for it and gobbled it down. Meanwhile I stood there and forgot to wash my hands, I was so amazed. I put her bowl down and got peanut butter prints on it ... but she licked those off after she finished her chicken, rice, and veggie meal.
So my goal now is to visualize her gobbling the peanut butter every morning while I prepare it. No more Mommy-I-don't-want-it stuff.