My Man Has a Cold and It's SO Annoying!

I told my husband to get a grip this morning when he coughed and acted as if he was DYING -- he's got a cold! Get a grip, dude! What is this issue of the guy when they are "sick?" Is it just an excuse for them to get attention? I know he's not really sick because he had no problem downing a beer while watching the NCAA tournament, but when it came to feeding our little one, he was "too sick" to do it. Whatever...

You Have a Cold, NOT the Flu!

So we all have the sniffles every once in a while, right? I had a cold throughout my entire pregnancy, which then turned into a major sinus infection. In fact, I STILL have it. I get colds on a regular basis, where my throat is itchy and I have a runny nose. Do you think that life stops when this happens? Uhh-- no. Nothing would get done if I claimed to be "sick" and just took to my bed. The fact is, moms CAN'T get sick -- what would happen? The house would be a disaster, laundry wouldn't be done, the kids would be living on pizza and wearing summer clothes in the winter time. Moms just can't get sick. Period.

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Fever

I tend to measure how sick someone is by taking their temperature. My mom used to do this -- if we had a temperature we could stay home from school, and if we didn't we were going. If we had a little cold, so what -- get over yourself. That's what I said to my husband this morning when he coughed, ran into the bathroom, and sat on the ground with his head over the toilet. He then walked out as if he were going to die: "OMG. I can't believe this. I can't believe how I feel." I go "Huh? You have a cold honey. Who cares?" You would have thought I told him I was never going to have sex with him again, he responded:"WTF. How do YOU know how I feel. I feel like S##T, ok? That is such BS, you think I know how I feel." I responded calmly: "But last night you managed to have your buddies over for the NCAA game and you were drinking beer. I mean, you didn't exactly seem 'sick'." Here's the kicker, he goes: "Well, I would have been watching the game anyway. What's the difference if people are here?" Ok...this is ridiculous.

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The Difference Is...

The difference is this: If you are REALLY sick, you don't typically want people hanging around. If you are REALLY sick, you are in bed, with the television off, sleeping until you get better. If you are REALLY sick you don't have the energy to yell at me for how I don't understand you. If you are REALLY sick, you couldn't care less about the NCAA. If you are REALLY sick, you wouldn't have the energy to pretend you're sick. If you are REALLY sick, I won't mind taking care of you. But since you are clearly not REALLY sick, this is a nuisance and it's annoying. So get over yourself.

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And I Just Had Surgery

The funniest thing about this incident, is that I just had back surgery -- like major surgery, had to be in bed for several days, etc, etc. I am not supposed to pick my baby up for a few weeks -- but since my husband is "sick", I had to feed the baby late at night, lifting her out of her crib, risking more injury to my back. I had surgery. He has a cold. Imagine if he had had surgery...I'd probably be doing all the housework for a year! The whole world would stop. Why are guys such WUSSES when it comes to having a cold?! It simply is beyond annoying, and I am pissed that he just can't admit that he's exaggerating. Pfft...and he calls ME dramatic?! Whatever...

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My Man Has a Cold and It's SO Annoying! originally posted on ModernMom.com.