Today, it FINALLY stopped raining. Hall-LE-lu-JAH! It has been raining cats and dogs for over a week and for a few days there I was pretty gloomy about this wet, wet, wet spring. The kids and I have hardly gotten to be outside at all so far this season!
So, today, when the sun shone, my mood REALLY brightened. A literal light at the end of the tunnel.
And then I got a runny nose.
You see, there is NOTHING that will spoil spring and summer more than a warm-weather cold. They are the WORST. I would rather be sick during actual “cold and flu season” when it’s miserable outside anyways than be totally laid up with a bad cold while it’s absolutely gorgeous outside! I even wrote a post about this a couple of years ago when both Joshua and Sophie were sick with colds the better part of July and it nearly killed ME.
So needless to say, as soon as I started feeling a little cold-ish, I ran for my medicine cabinet to see what immune system-boosting product I might have available to start chugging immediately!
But if that doesn’t work, at least I know I can get relief – even in the spring and summer – from my old pal Vicks VapoRub. I always have it around and since it has menthol and eucalyptus in it, it’s always has that nice cooling sensation! Nothing’s more comforting to me when I have a cold than Vicks VapoRub – no matter the season. It really does help relieve my cough, and I always use it on my kids, too – because I have found in my experience that there is pretty much no other safe and effective cough remedy for kiddos.
And if you’re lucky enough to be spared the dreaded warm-weather cold, you can take advantage of Vicks VapoRub for it’s other intended use – if you’re out there being active and you’ve overdone it, you can rub Vicks on your sore muscles for temporary relief from aches and pains. It’s true!
So tell me – which one do you think is worse – a cold-weather cold or a warm-weather cold?
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