Post # 1
Darling Husband has the flu, and swears that he is dying. He has been home for two days now, and I may or may not bury him in the backyard (but the ground is frozen… so I will think of a back up plan). I know what it feels like to just want to be taken to the glue factory but come on! I’m going insane! I offer him Tylenol and he refuses to take it even though he admits that he feels so much better when he does.
He is whinging, and moaning and groaning, taking up the whole living room and being super clingy. He is also sulking because I will not just cuddle him all day long. I’m 16.5 weeks pregnant and I don’t want your oogey man germs!
I know he is feeling terrible, and I know he doens’t mean to be a giant pain in the ass. I’m trying sooo hard to be kind and sweet to him (get him juice, make him soup, he really wanted banana bread, I made that from scratch, get him extra blankets and coddle him..) but really all I want to do is smother him with a pillow.
What do you do when your SO turns into a massive man-child? Do you have any great stories that will make me feel better?
Someone save meeee pllleeeaaaaseeee? (and the cat, she has also had enough).
Post # 3
@PoppyH: On the very rare occasion that my husband gets sick, I totally baby him. I make him his favorite soups, warm up his towels in the dryer, give him neck rubs, etc. That way he’s back to feeling better in as little time as possible lol.
Post # 4
I’m lucky, when Darling Husband doesn’t feel well he just wants to take a nap. The frustrating part is that he assumes it should be the same for me so whenever I mention I’m not feeling well (usually due to chronic health issues) he tells me to go take a nap.
If he’s that sick, I’ll get him set up with a laptop or tv, bring him whatever medicine will help him and tell him to take it, bring him food, drinks, etc. and otherwise hang out somewhere else.
Post # 5
OMG when my husband acts like a man child I have no sympathy, or patience. I’m pretty much like, don’t wine to me, it’s not my problem, especially if you won’t do anything to help yourself!!!
Post # 6
@PoppyH: ROTFLMAO! Is my Darling Husband related to your SO? He is the biggest wimp when he is sick! However I have to give the man a little credit, when I’m sick he’s the first one to run out at 2am for medicine and ginger ale.
I say you let the cat deal with it. She could take care of business, I bet.
Post # 7
@PoppyH: I indulge Mr. 99 when he’s sick or hurt, but there’s always a moment, when he pushes it too far, has wallowed in his crapulence too long….and it is at that point, when he starts to bray like a mule because I brought him the wrong socks or something that I just get it over with, freak out and remind him that worse things have happened to better people and meet my mother for a long lunch.
By the time I get home, I’m usually two margaritas relaxed and he’s gotten over whatever his problem was.
Post # 8
@PoppyH: Luckily, Darling Husband isn’t this way.
My ex was, though. It was seriously unattractive. We’ve all been sick buddy, stop moping like you’ll never be healthy again. Honestly, for me, I called him out on it, and told him how irritating it was and how he came off as a child.
Then again, he’s also my ex. 😛
Post # 9
@MsJ2theZ: Same here! My husband bitches and moans that he’s “dyyyyyiiinnnnggg”, but then won’t take cough medicine or wear a warm coat or even take Vitamin C tablets. Like what do you expect me to do? I just tell him to die silently lol
Post # 10
@Nona99: FYI I’m sending you the bill for a new keyboard because I laughed so hard I spit hot chocolate all over mine. You made my day!
@the_newlymintedmrs-s17: I think I would be better if Darling Husband had more sympathy. He thinks that pumping me full of Tylenol and putting me to bed is the answer. By the way my poor cat has actually also had enough, he just wants to hold her and even she is not having it. She was widing in the other room.
Post # 11
@SunflowerGarden: That is my BIGGEST problem. If there is something that will make you feel better, why are you wallowing in your misery instead of just taking a tylenol and orange juice. I understand wanting to fight it yourself but it comes to a point where your suffering is going to be a lot worse when your by yourself because your wife and cat left you!
Post # 12
@SunflowerGarden: hahahaha well that’s what they seem to want to do!!
Post # 13
omg this is the most annoying thing in the world!! I get sick and i still manage to get stuff done (house work/ regular work if i’m not sick enough to be out of work) the first sign of a sore throat or a cough he calls out of work and has to “stay home” and then he feels better in the afternoon and goes to the gym.
I have Crohns disease and got really sick in 2012. And there is a long recovery from a bad flare up that include steroids and heavy medication. he told me when he gets sick he “just wills himself to get better” and he feels better, maybe i could try to do that… i almost hit him… i had been in the hospital for a week and i was controlled on meds but i was still recovering and my immune system is attacking my body and you think i can “will it away?”
yea i have no sympathy for sick man child….
Post # 14
@PoppyH: Mine was like this 10 days ago. He was actually worse than I’d ever seen him and was starting to worry it might be something serious. It’s in my nature to want to take care of him, but after 48 hours I really don’t care anymore. If he won’t take the drugs to make himself feel better I start to lose sympathy. I make him soup and tea and heat up his magic bags but stay the eff away from me.
Post # 15
@Nona99: You’re back!
OP, sometimes the answers are video games. The sicker he is, the simplier, slower, and fewer movements should be required. A favourite movie playing on a laptop works well in bed if he’s kinda in and out.
Post # 16
When Fiance is sick, he alternates between sleeping like the dead and the “Pam, can you call my mom?” guy from that NyQuil commercial. I try to be sympathetic, but I am not a very patient person, so if it goes on for too long he ends up getting the stink eye before being banished to the guest room. Good thing I can take care of children better than I can a grown man-child.