Wednesday, November 30, 2011

cure or cause?

these kids get hiccoughs often.
the girl even had them before she was born, so i have
tried many remedies
over the years. 
 the one that works?  a spoonful of sugar. 
that's right, a whole teaspoonful of sugar,  administered in one full dose to a small mouth. 
the child is advised to let it melt in his/her mouth, then swallow the resulting syrup.
the success could be caused by the shock of having one's mum willingly spoon sugar into one's head,
but it does work for these two.
this treatment, however, may be the scource of our newest affliction;

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