Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Unorthodox advice . . .

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope that 2011 has been good to you so far! MY 2011 has started off with an awesome case of Bronchitis, complete with a super-attractive phlegm-y cough . . . don't be jealous. I was on a cruise last week and have been DYING to tell you all about it but, alas, I must wait yet one more day - hopefully by then I will be feeling better and a little more up to writing. BUT, in the meantime, I thought I'd tell you a quick funny little story from Christmas Eve with my family.

We all met over at my mom's on Christmas Eve to open our presents and celebrate my mom's birthday. Shortly after arriving at the house, my 9 year-old niece got the hiccups and they would NOT go away. Nothing too exciting about that, right? Well, normally I'd agree with you. But, as usual, a normal topic in the hands of my sisters' kids becomes hilarious . . .

Avery (5 years old): Do you STILL have the hiccups?
Emma: Yes. And I'm SO irritated because they will NOT go away. I tried drinking water and that didn't help. I tried holding my breath and that didn't help. Ugh!
Avery: You should go poop.
Emma: What?
Avery: [matter of factly] Go poop.
Emma: [Blank stare]
Avery: [shrugs] That's what I always do when I have the hiccups.

Well, I guess we have to give her kudos for thinking outside the box . . .


Rachel said...

Honestly not the worst suggestion I've ever heard. :-)