1.12.2009

the sick man

It's Monday again.

I'm reminded today of how last Monday The Man stayed home from work because he was "sick." I wasn't too happy about it then, but today, I miss him. I always miss him on Mondays.

I quote "sick" because whenever Easy isn't feeling well it's like I don't believe him, after all his head isn't hanging in the toilet and he rarely has a fever.

To me sick = vomit and fever.
If you are missing either of those things than you aren't really sick.

So, I carried on with my Monday while he laid in bed. I know that I should have brought him warm soup and some cold medicine, but instead I pretended that he wasn't around. Sometimes I get selfish like that. I know it sucks to not feel well, but the truth is I'm jealous, so I avoid the sick husband at all costs.

I get a little chip on my shoulder and think, "Where the hell is my sick day?" And if he is staying home in bed and isn't completely confined to the bathroom, then I want to hang out, you know, have a party.

I always love a good party.

9 comments:

The Crew said...

That is so funny, because I am exactly the same way! I've really tried to do better- but quite often if Matt says he has a headache, or doesn't feel well or whatever the case- my immediate thought is 'even if I feel crappy I have to take care of everyone else'. Yeah, I know, not good. I am really trying to be better about that- I even got a sympathetic, 'I'm sorry you don't feel well' out last time and offered to make him some soup, but it took me a while to be able to do that.

Glad to hear I'm not the only one with that type of reaction!

The Hyde Family said...

What a waste of a day home to spend it sick! You could at least watch movies on the couch together...sort of a party.

sheena said...

"where the hell is my sick day"

perfectly said.

I would even settle for one a year.

"sick" husbands are no fun...

The Wifey said...

I could have written this post word for word.

Give us our sick days!!

Jenni said...

Loved it. Made me laugh right out loud and then I had to read it to the hubs. He didn't get it. But I did. Oh, yeah...I did.

banananutmeg said...

I'll take sick (like the real kind of sick) kids over a sick husband ANY day.

hahaha....seriously, what would it be like to get to play sick one day (or even be real sick) basically ANY kind of sick...what WOULD it be like to get to stay in bed an entire day and have someone bring you soup? It sounds like a dream...

well said. I know I should be more compassionate, but I can't help but feel green with envy at the thought that anyone gets to "call in" and take the day off.

Young Family said...

AMEN! I am always "mad" at Ashel when he is sick. I am usually end up making him lay on the couch and watch Savannah so I can run errands in peace. He He He...

Lewieville said...

Same here, I have a really hard time feeling bad for Jake when he is sick, but I normally feel bad after he feels better, but I can't do anything about it then! It really seems like I should be nicer the next time he is sick, but I never am :) What do you do?

Amber said...

Amen!

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