Today, I came home from school at noon, covered myself in Vicks, took cold medicine, drank hot tea but my throat was still killing me. Finally, I got up prepared my match and swabbed my own throat. Not an easy task with gag reflexes and all. IMMEDIATELY my throat stopped hurting. The magic of Mom and her quirky remedies.
Dad used to make us drink blackberry brandy when we had a stomach bug. I never once threw up after drinking his brandy. Wonder what weird cures my kids will remember that I came up with. I know putting Vicks on paper towels then wrapping them in plastic wrap around their chest will be one.
What crazy elixirs does your family use? Do you do the things your parents made you when you were little to your kids?
I don't eat Vicks anymore and didn't make my kids but I do swab throats, even my own.