Ninja Hands

Tonight, as I was reading a story to an overly tired and amped up Sullivan, he caught himself a case of the hiccups. After the story was finished and I'd turned out the light, I lay down with him to see if maybe he'd fall asleep between the body jerking hiccups. After a few minutes I realized that he was not going to be able to get to sleep without a little fatherly trickery.

I told him that I was going to snatch the hiccups out of him the next time he hiccuped. I rested my hand on the corner of his mouth and waited. When he next hiccuped I snapped my hand and tried to catch it. I told him I missed the first time but would try extra hard on the next one.

And when he hiccuped, I grabbed it, told him that I think I'd gotten it and then threw the hiccups away.

And Sully's hiccups were gone. And, about two minutes later, he was fast asleep.

So be careful, I've totally got ninja hands that are fast enough to snatch a flying hiccup!
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