When we were on Saba in March and April, Eliza quietly stopped using her bottle and started to exclusively drink her formula from the box it comes in:
or from one of her valveless sippy cups:
In the evenings Eliza gets a couple of medications that I was able to mix in her formula in her bottle. They are luckily tasteless, or at least mix well with the yummy vanilla and chocolate flavors offered by the kind folks at Nestle Nutrition.
Since giving up the bottle I would mix the medications into a cup of formula and give Eliza her formula in a cup at night. This worked well for a couple of weeks.
Then Eliza started insisting on having her formula in the box at night. So I would poke the hole for the straw, pour out about an ounce of formula, make the hole slightly larger so I could place a medication syringe in the hole and use the syringe as a sort of funnel to get the medications in the box. This method worked well for about a week.
Eliza took the box of formula I had "altered" (Eliza would perhaps use a slightly stronger word, like "poisoned" or "tainted") and handed it back to me, opened the fridge, got a new box of the identical formula and said: "I want this one."
So I told her to go in the living room and that I would bring it to her (giving me time to "alter" this box). No dice at all. She smiled very politely and said "I'll wait here for it, thank you."
I am pretty sure I am totally busted.
At least she said "thank you."