One of the characteristics that I have inherited from my loving family, is the migraine gene. Starting with my last year in college, I will get two to three dehabilitating migraines a month. I do no get them as often or as severe as some of my other family members, and for that I am grateful. But, I haven't been able to figure out why I get them, or what causes them. Sometimes a strong scent, a windy day, or a lack of sleep can trigger them, and other times I will get a migraine out of nowhere. Last night before bed, one hit hard. These are the types of headaches where asprin does not help. The only remedy I have found is to rub Vicks (yummy I love the smell!) on my temples, tie a bandanna around my head tightly, and lie in bed with the lights and TV off. Usually by the time I wake up in the morning the headache has subsided.
At the sight of his wife walking around the house with a rag on her head, and smelling like menthal, Erik can' t help but laugh (and be grossed out). Every night before he goes to sleep, Erik will kiss me and tell me he loves me. When I am smoothered in Vicks, he opts out of that romantic tradition. In the words of Stephanie Tanner, "how rude!".
I can't really blame him though. I love Vicks, but maybe it's just because I'm an old lady at heart.