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  1. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    Some weeks seem to have more issues than others, nothing massive this week but there's always little things and apparently everyone approaches them differently.
    My mum used to tell us "There's nothing a good cry won't fix' but ever practical DH is more about duct tape and "There's nothing a trip to the hardware store can't fix". DD went into a meltdown when she had computer issues and Dad saved the day with a paper clip and a reset and she was like "There's nothing Dad can't fix!" (well, there are but they didn't factor into her thinking at the moment and well, crisis averted!). I haven't had chocolate in ages but DS shared with me tonight (the kids have a neverending stash from the grandparents) and I found myself thinking 'there's nothing a piece of chocolate can't fix' (even if I see the flaws in using that calorie laden thinking on a regular basis) and DS runs to get bandaids at the drop of a hat; i think they are his duct tape!

    What fills in the blank "There's nothing a ____ can't fix?" at your place?

    Off to catch some zzz's, hopefully that will fix the tired a bit - happy Friday, all!
     
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  2. Eyeore

    Eyeore Hippity Hop Hippity Hop

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    There's nothing a cup of tea can't fix.
    Tea is for when you're sad, when you're celebrating, soothing for before bed time and a general pick me up.
     
  3. QuiltyMom

    QuiltyMom Practically Perfect in Every Way

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    I agree with the chocolate! For my dad, it was a can of WD-40. He used it on everything, even to start his car!
     
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  4. tkradtke

    tkradtke Smokin' the place up

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    For me - Dr. Pepper
    My daughter - KT Tape (it's her current version of the band-aid cure all from when she was little)
     
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  5. gonewiththewind

    gonewiththewind I choose joy.

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    There is nothing a HOT SHOWER can't fix! Well, it can't FIX anything, but it can sure make you more relaxed and refreshed.

    Maybe it's just and my kiddos. When the three of us get anxious, overtired to the point of crying, worried, distraught . . . I always say, go take a shower. For example, Daniel used to get really frustrated with homework to the point he might start crying. I would tell him to go calm down and then take a shower. He would come back from the break with a renewed mind and would be able to handle the homework quickly where he was blocked before.

    The kiddos used to get so mad at me, but now they both agree the wisdom in my instruction. Now they are old enough, they will do it on their own.
     
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  6. Tree City

    Tree City I'm such a bad eugoogoolizer

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    There's nothing a nap can't fix*

    *obviously untrue, but gosh darn it, sometimes I need sleep, and sleep gives my brain a chance to think about the problem without being interrupted by me grinding my teeth
     
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  7. bonnenuit

    bonnenuit Fled Gallifrey in my police box

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    Hmmm...I was thinking more along the lines of nothing a strawberry margarita can't fix.
     
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  8. tkradtke

    tkradtke Smokin' the place up

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  9. amien1

    amien1 I do enjoy a good exclamation point!

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    Ha! Great minds! ;) I was going to say Alcohol lol but also coffee for me or Ice cream for the PG version! :giggle
     
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  10. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns It's a great day to have a great day!

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    There's nothing that going to Sanibel Island won't fix. My daughters are the same way. We vacationed there for 2 weeks every Christmas break for many years and it's still a magical place to us. As soon as we go through the toll booth and get on the Sanibel Causeway, we say "Ahhhhhh, Sanibel". I love that we live here now and can go whenever we want.
     
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  11. bestcee

    bestcee No pictures? Use your imagination!

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    I like your ideas!
    DH always says "There's nothing time can't fix". And it's true. Even if sometimes it has to be a long time before it's fixed.
    Me? Currently, I prefer a good cooking-baking session. There's something about pounding frustration or tears into a recipe that gives me peace.
    Depending on my location, there's nothing a body of water won't fix. The peace and restoration of sitting by a lake, pond, or ocean.
     
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  12. keepscrappin

    keepscrappin ScrapWithTheWind

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    I'd have to say a bubble bath/shower or just good ole sleep will fix anything at my house. I often come up with great ideas in the bath or shower and a nap or good night's sleep always does wonders for my attitude and helps me overcome problems.
     
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  13. michelepixels

    michelepixels Perfectly happy smack in the middle

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    For ordinary everyday problems, the fix for me is simply time. Sometimes just a good night's sleep.
     
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  14. kimingvtx

    kimingvtx Sappy happy ending? Sign me up!

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    So many great answers have already been given. Tea, Sonic coke (their ice is wonderful), chocolate, a chocolate chip cookie, glass of wine, nap (just had one today). When I'm sad I really want a Sonic coke. Way back when I was raising kids and my son would get upset about schoolwork, we would stop and have a cup of tea. That seemed to help him.
     
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  15. jesskab

    jesskab Watch me sizzle & twizzle

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    I happen to have a spinning headache right now. But, I have one more hour of work left. I immediately reached for gummy worms (in case it's blood sugar) & an ice pack.
     
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  16. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    Sounds like nothing a bit of 'weekend ' won't fix; -)
     
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  17. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    I agree with so many of these, tea, hot showers & just a visit to the beach can kinda fix most things for me too; I'm not good at the art of napping but lying on the floor stretching is my version of that quick fix Lol!
     
  18. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic my house is protected by killer dust bunnies

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    There's nothing coffee can't fix.
    Or a trip to the beach.
    Or a nap/good night's sleep.
    Or a milkshake.
    Or, right now, just the weekend.
    But I do go through a lot of duct tape lol. You know what they say, "if you can't duct it, ....":giggle
     
  19. Scrapping with Liz

    Scrapping with Liz Designer

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    I'd have to agree with a hot shower. It can definitely change my attitude.

    2 years ago when we were in China adopting our 2 youngest we had just been on the worst flight of my life. My newest 2-year old threw up ALL OVER me, my new 3-year-old peed ALL OVER me. Not kidding. I sat there for 2.5 hours in pee an vomit in the worst turbulence I had ever experienced. Then we arrive at our hotel where we were going to have to be living for a week before heading home. We walk in and it's the smallest hotel room I've ever seen with 2 "full" size beds which were more like twin size beds. I broke down. I just couldn't handle it. I hopped in the shower & was a brand new person ready to conquer the week in a tiny hotel room with a new 2 and 3-year-old.

    There's been many other times a hot shower has fixed things...but that one is one I'll never forget.
     
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  20. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    Wow Well if that is not a ringing endorsement for hot showers, I don't know what is! Showers are such a point of contention here, it starts the 'I don't wanna go in first", " I went in first yesterday" argument between my two every night - it takes forever to get them to go in & then it is one of those life's great ironies that they just want to stay in there forever & u can't get them out! I wish they were at Cheryl's @gonewiththewind Daniel stage!
     
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