Modern Woman's Guide to Surviving a Stomach Bug
1. Ginger Ale on the rocks
That's all I've got. Haven't we made ANY progress? I mean, we're closer to a cure for cancer every day. We've nearly obliterated polio. We have antibiotics for everything. We've even greatly reduced teen-age acne and learned how to straight teeth that look like a donkey's, but we haven't learned anything new about surviving a stomach bug. Maybe I should start a cause on facebook. Sounds like this area is ripe for invention. I think I'll come up with a new product "Bug in a Bag" and it will contain the following things.
1. YOu know those flea bombs people set off in their houses? How about a bug bomb. You set it off, and it kills all the bad germs in your house. Why hasn't anyone thought of that, eh?
2. Ginger ale-flavored mouthwash for post-vomiting gargling. That listerine is just so strong, sometimes it brings it on again....
3. Ginger-ale-flavored chapstick because you get so dehydrated and your lips get so chapped, but you can't bear the smell of anything else...
4. Box of ginger-ale scented kleenex. You know why.
5. A barf bag that is color-coordinated with your kids' backback if they're really well and ready to go back to school but need the security of 'what will happen if I get sick at school?" At least they'll be cute about it.
6. A warm, snuggly blanket that's disposable, so you can rid your house of that germ-infested thing after you're feeling better.
7. Ginger ale and saltines, of course.
Did I miss anything? Help me out here. And if anyone knows any tricks to add, PLEASE share. I've got a sickie home today. If not, hopefully these tips will help you one day.
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