Sunday, March 22, 2009

The coughs

Everyone in my family is coughing. No, coughing is too nice a word. Hacking. Yeah, it's more like hacking, I'd say. Miserable miserable hacking. For the past 4 days I've been coughing so much my abs ache. My back aches too. Hell, my whole body aches.

For the boys it seems the simple solution is a spoonful of honey. Really, it helps quiet their coughs. It works so well they have started calling it "Helping Honey." Cute, I have my own little future marketing executives.

So today I'm feeling kind of desperate. I cannot quit coughing. If this keeps up I'll probably re-enter that "when I cough, I pee my pants a little bit" stage that new moms have right after giving birth. Well, if by right after you mean for months even a year after...but I digress. I was desperate. I decided to give it a try. I big spoon of honey to kick the cough down a notch.

Guess what, it works. Granted I find "Helping Honey" a lot more helpful if I stir it into a cup of boiling water with a big squeeze of lemon and some cloves. Oh yeah, and a couple of shots of whiskey. Yep, that helps mommy in more ways than I can count. Come on, it's for medicinal purposes. slurp.


Stepford Mommy said...

You know, now that I think of it, maybe I have a cough coming on too! Can I have a sip? It's medicinal for Heaven's sake!!

Beth said...

I grew up in the day when babies and children were given honey with lemon juice and whiskey. I'm not sure what that says about my mother but it does explain my affection for whiskey sours.

Hope you guys get well soon.

chihuahua5 said...

ah i fondly recall your hot toddy "medicinal" cure when we lived in SF too. slurp on lady!

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