Monday, April 6, 2009

When Men Get Sick



Why is that when men get sick they act like they are dying? Or is it just my husband that acts that way? Bryce feels like when he doesn't feel good or when he is sick that he should get to go take a nap or just lay on the couch all night and not do anything. Granted, I know he's not feeling good, but what about when moms are sick? I don't know about ya'll, but when I am sick I still have to take care of my kids unless it happens to coincide with one of Bryce's days off. I have watched this grown man curl up in a ball on the bathroom floor and sleep because he felt nauseous. Give me a break! Did you see me do that when I was pregnant and horrible morning sickness and trying to chase a 8 month old around? So, are women just better able to handle being sick or is it we just don't have a choice? I told Bryce when he went to bed tonight at 9:30, after taking a 2 hour nap this afternoon and laying on the couch all night, that I was probably going to end up with whatever he has, but of course I won't have the luxury of being able to be taken care of. All though, when I do have a migraine or get a headache. which unfortunately is pretty frequently, Cooper will kiss my forehead for me to make it all better. So, maybe I am teaching him something!

4 comments:

Jeff and Jen said...

I completely understand! I think my hubby likes the extra attention from me when he isn't feeling well :) I guess that makes us the stronger gender!

Erin said...

Must be a Cox boy thing, they like to be babied when they are sick. Good thing they don't go through childbirth huh! We would all be only children!

Meg said...

I totally agree! It is so frustrating!! Is that bad that it is frustrating?? It's just not fair!

Pameleen said...

Bob is like this as well. I can have the exact same illness and doing pretty much same thing I do any other time and he will get it and have to sleep for two days.

It is a pet peeve with me. He knows it. I hate wussyness.