Thursday, April 14, 2011

Got the Hiccups? Try This......

A long time ago, my husband and I were out celebrating Valentine's Day.  It started out going to a local steakhouse, but after finding out there was a 2 hour wait, we wound up sitting at the bar at Appleby's.  It actually turned out to be the most fun and memorable Valentine's Day to date!  I digress, sort of....

While sitting at the bar enjoying my carbonated beverage, I got the hiccups.  And this happens...a lot.  I have tried all the remedies for getting rid of the hiccups, including someone scaring me, letting a teaspoon of sugar dissolve under my tongue, and someone holding my ears while drinking lots and lots of water.  It does nothing.  It wasn't until that Valentine's Day that a very nice Biker and his girlfriend gave me advice that would stick with me for the rest of my life.  Three maraschino cherries, plain and simple. 

No way could this work, three cherries?  So, I have tried everything else, why not this.  At least I won't be floating away from all the water I drank.  I asked the bartender for three maraschino cherries.  I happily ate them..and waited for the hiccups to go away.  And guess what, they did!  I could not believe it.  The nice Biker didn't know why this remedy worked.  He guessed it was the sugar in the cherries.

In the meantime, it never fails that just as I am ready to put Mason to bed, he gets the hiccups.  Why? I don't know, but it happens.  My solution, three cherries!  And it works for him too!

Next time you get the hiccups and need an easy and tasty solution, try this.  You won't be sorry!

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