Saturday, May 2, 2009


I'm sick right now. Sinus infection, ear infection, coughing like it's my job.. you know. Actual conversation between Hubby and I:

Hubby: You should put some Vick's on your chest.
Me: I'd love nothing more than to take a bath in Vick's.. if it'd help the cough.
Hubby: You should put a sock around your neck.
Me: Okay.
Hubby: Do you have a sock big enough?
Me: Wait.. why do I want to put a sock around my neck?
Hubby: Why'd you agree to it?
Me: I don't know, I thought it was like when someone says their finger hurts and someone suggests to cut it off. I thought you were thinking like.. choke me or something.
Hubby: No.. my mom always put a sock around my neck after she put Vick's on. I thought it was what people do. Call my mom. She'll tell you.

Wow. Come to find out, his mom didn't know why she did it.. she just said her mom did it. She thought it was maybe to keep the Vick's from getting in your hair or your bed. Of course, hubby didn't have a mullet or anything when he was growing up.. so I'm not sure how it would have gotten in his hair. Weird.


LuLu said...

Hahahaha!!! That is hilarious. Boys and their mamas!! Why is it that if their MAMA did it, then we (their wives) should automatically know to do it also??!!

Anonymous said...

haha! That's so funny! Don'tchya love those Momma moments?! haha

Lil' Woman said...

if you think thats weird...
My grandfather used to make us EAT Vick's Vapor Rub..seriously by the spoonful...I don't know why but I can't imagine that is healthy for you in anyway. Yuor hubby got off lucky! :)

Socially Conscious Darling said...

OMG! My mom totally made me put a sock around my neck also. I still do it to this day.

Anonymous said...

just browsing around old posts and came across this one.

you can actually go to the baby aisle
and buy bubble bath that smells like
vicks. haha.