I'm laying in bed with Thing 1 while she struggles to sleep on the worst day of her cold and the continuity of it hits me.
She cries after vomiting to dry heaves that she will never be able to eat again because it just keeps coming up. Mind you she had only vomited three times and continues to fight me on what to eat.
As I lay there calming her I tell her that Grandma always had us eat plain toast, crackers, rice, etc and drink fizzy drinks. She learned it from her mom who learned it from her mom and someday she (Thing 1) WI be snuggled up with her baby girl or boy and saying, "when I was a little girl, my Ima had me eat plain foods and drink fizzy water."