Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's Time To MAN UP!

I'm sick. Terribly sick. I think I have the flu. I went to the doctor yesterday and was told that it is some sort of "virus." I should be good to go in 7-10 days. The problem is, my dear husband doesn't get it. He thinks that I'm not-so-sick just because I didn't get a prescription. Perhaps I should appease him by taking some sugar pills? I don't know.

Last night, he dragged me all over town running errands, with the promise of dinner on the other end. I was so tired I could barely eat. He did the same last Friday, the day I first got sick. He expects me to keep up with the kids, laundry, chores, and all just because I'm a woman and that's what I normally do anyway. Yeah, it's my job. Well, guess what? He's off work this week. If he's going to invite his brother over to dinner (which he did, he comes tonight), then why can't my dear husband get off his lazy ass and pick up all of his crap?! If the doctor sends me home to bed, then why can't I just go there? Why? Oh, right, because I'm not that sick.

Now, in all fairness, my dear dear husband has spent the better part of the past few weekends working around the house, doing home improvement-type projects. He's in the middle of one now. But, you know what? The project is outside and it rained all day yesterday, yet who do you think was still stuck changing the baby's poopy diapers?  Man, he needs to man up. I'm going to bed. I'll get up when my cough, aches, and fever are gone or the house falls in.


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  1. There's nothing worse than being as sick as a dog and not getting any relief! A mother's work, TRULY IS, never done. We hope you feel better soon!

    Thanks so much for guest posting! Feel free to come back with more dirty laundry any time.

  2. I would be so over that! Take a little NyQuil and let him deal with it! You will feel better quicker if you get some sleep. For instance, two weeks ago, my husband and I both came down with a cold and felt awful. We were both lying around doing the bare minimum to keep the kids happy. The next day, he had to leave on business for a week and was complaining about having to travel sick. Yeah... but he got to go away and sleep in a hotel room without children waking him up and bothering him and getting to REST after work and he was over the cold in two days. I was a single mom for a week and it took me the entire week to feel like I could function and it was about a week and a half before I was better. Rest.... that's what you need. I hope you feel better very soon!

  3. Hey, thanks for posting this! I'm honored to be ya'll's first guest blogger (can you even have two apostrophes in one word?). Bad news, shortly after writing this, we had a huge fight about this very thing. Good news, he's taken a more active roll in the household and has actually done some stuff today.

  4. I had the flu in August and it kicked my behind. I was in bed for a WEEK! Thankfully my husband did man up, but then, I really didn't give him another option.