- Eating a spoonful of peanut butter
- Eating a spoonful of sugar
- Eating a spoonful of frozen OJ concentrate
- Putting a paper towel over a glass and drinking through said paper towel*
- Plugging your ears and nose and having someone feed you a glass of water while your hands are otherwise occupied with the plugging of orifices*
- Drinking a glass of water upside down-ish (Don't ask, it's hard to explain in writing.)*
- Holding your breath while swallowing three times
- Blowing up a balloon, especially when you don't know how
- Taking the deepest breath ever and then forcing yourself to swallow when you absolutely cannot hold your breath any longer
- Or I suppose you could just wait, but this has become my least favorite idea.
This is what a girl learns when she feels she has tried everything to help her child end his longest bout ever with the involuntary spasms that are hiccups, but then she asks Twitter for help.
My tweet: "Yo, how do you treat a bad case of the hiccups, tweeps?" (Or something like that.)
All of the above suggestions came right after I asked The Twitter this question and one of them worked immediately. Wanna guess which one it was? (It was given to me by my pal Allison of OMyFamily.)
(She should win a prize, that's what Miles says.)
I was just sitting here trying to think of the last time I wrote something meaningful and then I felt like I haven't written anything worth reading in a long time and then I wondered why and then I started to doubt that I'll ever write anything creative or even somewhat good-ish in this space ever again and then I decided to just shut my head off and write some run-on sentences and then tell you about hiccups. Who knows? Maybe I've saved a life. That would be important and meaningful. Hiccuping can be dangerous.
Sometimes finding inspiration for writing anything anywhere is as tricky as finding the right remedy for a child that has hiccuped for hours and hours. Sooner or later it will just come out of nowhere, most likely from someone you love.
I'm tired. Can you tell? I spent a couple of days at I_Blog and let me just say that it was a lovely time. I should keep it at that for now. Because obviously I should go to bed.
OH, P.S. The answer to the hiccup thing? Number 6. Um...you know, the one that's hard to explain, soooo....use your imagination?
P.P.S. Ryan just told me that the woman who held the record for having the hiccups the longest murdered someone. So there you have it. I probably did save a life.