Thursday, January 10, 2008

Conquering the hiccups

Today my oldest son came home from school and obviously had a case of the hiccups.

Back when I was a kid and had the hiccups my mom would give me a huge spoon full of sugar, which I loved, but never did the trick. Then I would resort to holding my breath, which again made no difference. I would even try to have my older brothers scare the hiccups out of me, but it did nothing except wish I had a nice sister. So, it wasn't until I was in a gymnastics class that one of my teammates showed us her no fail hiccup remedy. And I swear to this day, it has worked every single time I have ever had a case of the hiccups.

First get a 6 to 8 oz. cup of cold water (no ice - don't want anyone to choke!). Then lean forward and place your lips on the opposite side of the cup that you would normally drink from. While tilting forward continue to drink the entire cup of water without stopping. That's it! It is a little tricky at first and takes some getting used to, but once you've practiced enough there really is nothing to it.

Here is my son demonstrating. The first picture the flash didn't go off, but it's still a good demonstration and he wouldn't pose for any more after that.

And his comment after I took his picture, "Mom, now don't go posting this on Myspace or your blog or anything." And I say but what fun would that be not posting it. Plus he's too cute and I had to take this opportunity to share his cuteness with everyone.


  1. How funny! I have NEVER heard that before- I usually do the hold my breath thing... I will totally try this next time!


  2. I agree that remedy works every time! Great Pics.


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