Did I Just Pop Out Another Kid? No…It’s Just My Sick Husband.

by Trisha-and-Amy on July 18, 2009

Ok – so both of our husbands happen to be sick right now. Wow…thank god we have each other to lean on or else we’d lose our minds. Yes, we DO love our husbands. But we couldn’t resist….

Top Ten Reasons It Sucks When Your Husband is Sick

10. (Insert raspy voice here) “Uh, hon, is there ANY way you could get me some gingerale? Do we have any? And maybe with a bendy straw? I really don’t know if I’ll ever recover from this, it’s baaad.” Really? Really. You know what happens when I get a nasty cold? Absolutely nothing. Nothing happens. Nothing changes, because I am not allowed to have a sick day, ever.

9. He becomes your (2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th) child. It’s truly amazing. They have this inability to care for themselves, feed themselves or even have any common sense. You almost have to check them repeatedly to make sure they aren’t sticking a fork in the electric socket. We love you guys, but wow, being sick drains your brain cells.

8. The endless shuffling of their feet around the house in their PJs is just not sexy.

7. They are on their death bed whether they have a hangnail, common cold or a kernel of popcorn stuck in their throat.

6. Despite their dire situation, they can still muster a tiny…bit…of…energy…to…turn…on…..ESPN…

5. They still kiss the kids and get them sick.

4. They look up at you with puppy dog eyes 20 times a day (ok, this one CAN be cute on occasion).

3. You have to do their chores on top of yours (yet they don’t seem to notice you hauling huge trash bags through the house, do they?).

2. No sex for a few days (Ha!! Just kidding!! This is a positive side effect, and could possibly make up for all of the aforementioned items.)

1. Your incredible care of them during their terrible sickness will in no way ensure the same treatment for you the next time you are sick. Although they may try, bless their little hearts.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

katrina July 21, 2009 at 6:57 am

I thought I was the only one to have a DH like this!

Sara July 21, 2009 at 10:41 am

HAHAHAHA So true in SO many ways, thank you!

Tara July 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm

So true!!!

ann July 28, 2009 at 6:54 am

Every word is true–even about not having sex for a few days actually being a positive and ESPN. I believe the male species would die out completely if it were not for ESPN!

JC January 12, 2010 at 12:15 am

Oh brother! This just made my night! I’m lying here on the couch…mad as a hatter…because I just had my appendix removed and my husband has a cold. Guess who’s been doing the most complaining! Here I am with surgical wounds and an infection braving it out and taking care of our two year old while he sleeps all day because he has the sniffles! Thanks for reminding me I’m not alone!

yokohamamama February 3, 2010 at 5:35 pm

My DH is Japanese (we live in Japan)–*exactly* the same. And I’ve had precisely this same conversation with the other (japanese) moms around here. It’s a worldwide male phenomenon. Heck, I bet it’s a trait we share with the other primates. Maybe Jane Goodall will leave a comment to that effect…

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