It hit us like a Mack truck yesterday, especially me and Jada. The ugly old common cold: stuffy, congested head and chest, coughing, sore throat, fever, achy body- misery. My husband actually had it first a few days ago. He was able to get over it in a day though and be back to work. Unfortunately, I don’t get the luxury of being able to lay in bed and sleep all day, nor being waited on hand and foot.
Mommy’s don’t get to rest. Babies still need caring for. Animals need to be fed. Dinner is still expected on the table.
And with a 2 yr. old boy running around I really get no chance to sit. I am very thankful that he doesn’t seem to have it as bad as the rest of us. I do wish he’d just sit and watch a cartoon for an hour though! Oh well.
So, I’m trying different home remedies to help us feel better quicker.
Hot Lemon Drink– get a cup of water steaming hot, then squeeze a whole lemon into it. Add a tsp. of honey and drink while still hot. (Of course I don’t have any honey, so mine is extremely sour!) Drink 1-2 times daily.
Garlic Soup– Boil 3-4 chopped garlic cloves in 1 cup of water. Drink once daily. (Guess this will be around lunch time. Doesn’t sound very yummy but I’ll give it a try.)
Plus the old standbys: Chicken noodle soup, Vit. C, Orange juice, Popsicles, and Vick’s Vapor Rub.
I was hoping some of you might have some remedies that you use for your family that you could share with me. I’m desperate to get better!!