Thursday, January 22, 2009

Nothing says ROMANCE like...

John and I giggled ourselves to sleep last night as I snuggled in next to him wreaking of this stuff. I've been battling a persistent cough for 2 weeks now, and willing to try anything, I practically bathed in Vicks hoping for one good nights sleep. I think he was sleeping when I "snuck" in, but one turn of the blankets sent a cloud of the vapors his way, clearing his sinuses and waking him in an instant. Neither of us could speak through the laughter, except for his one comment "My mom would be so proud of you."

(by the way, I did cough less...no other meds or cough drops required.)

When Frank woke me in the wee hours coughing, I gave the same treatment to him. As I tucked him back into bed with his brother, Charlie rolled over coughing and in a hoarse, crackly voice moaned "What kind of medicine did you put in Frank's mouth?!" I think there were enough vapors to clear both of their coughs...so I didn't put Charlie through the same trauma.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that stuff!! I use it frequently. It works well and I don't wake up feeling drowsy in the morning. My husband has comments on it as I curl up next to him also...

wife, mother and so much more! said...

Try rubbing some on your feet--it does help. Kurt had the cough for 2 months and I have to admit, I kicked him out of bed a few nights! ;)

I read somewhere that kids under a certain age shouldn't use it but I'm pulling that out of my old brain. Maybe I should have checked it out before writing.

jamie said...

Wife, mother, etc...You're right, the label says not for children under two, I think. But I did get a sample somewhere along the line for Vicks BabyRub, which is the same, but a milder version. It works well too.

wife, mother and so much more! said...

HMM--glad to know about the Vicks vapor for kids, it might come in handy.

BTW--you can call me Amy ;)

Anonymous said...

I love the stuff too! My kids love it when I rub it on their feet. Put socks on and go to bed, wake up, no cough. Works every time!

Anonymous said...

This post made me laugh! I religiously use Vicks every night -- I think that my husband is now use to it and doesn't say anything now. Good sleep is so important to parents!