8.03.2009

sniffle sympathy

i have a confession to make. i want to kick the wall. right now. why you might ask? because karl, my dear, darling karl, man that i married, man that delivered my baby, is sick. with a minor sinus infection. and i have little to no sympathy for sick people (that is my confession.) (and by sick i mean minor colds and infections... and this confession does not apply to the old or the young.) (huh. actually i think it JUST applies to my husband. weird.)

The coughing alone is making me twitch. i don't know if ny-quil breaks a fever or how often you should take Advil or any other drug... turn the fan off, put the fan back on... i don't care! kick the blankets off...put the blankets back on. eat or don't eat... whatever you feel like! and then i start to think ridiculous things like WHO gets sick in August? and HOW could you possibly have a fever?!? (Karl is a Frequent Temperature Taker while sick. I get the (tenth of a) degree of difference report hourly.)

then i try to remember the last time i was sick and how much Karl did for me (WITHOUT COMPLAINT i am sure) and for Nate whilst I was recovering. PLUS he doesn't ask for anything while he is sick; he just needs a sympathetic ear and how crappy i am for being annoyed? Seriously. I'm a horrible person. Please don't judge me too harshly.

we are fortunate that none of us get sick very often so i guess i am going to SHUT THE HELL UP NOW before i come off sounding bratty or ungrateful... oh wait...i think i may have a little. i think we all just need some rest and recovery in the hills house!

Plus, I like to shut the door and not come out of the bedroom until I am unsick! Which do you prefer while sick? To be loved on or left alone?!?


12 comments:

Jax said...

hahahaa! You're hilarious!! Dude. I need lovin.. but not a LOT. I just want someone to care and check in on me.. and bring me food maybe. I like pity when I'm sick.. but I dont like the "you should have more 7Up.." Dude. If I want it, I'll get it.. hahaha. So basically I'm bipolar when sick. Yeah. Hope Karl feels better soon!!! (and you dont lose it before then). ANd in all fairness, men are babies when sick. They just are.

m-m-m-melissa said...

and i quote:

"i will pay you $100 to get me a little ceasar's pizza and leave me the f star star star alone."

okay, that may not be verbatim.

sickness in the hills house is always kind of fun to watch from the outside.

hope the old man feels better soon.

and i hope you don't kill him before it happens.

but if you do, i will help with the funeral arrangements.

xo

Nick, Aubrey, Ella, and Kate said...

I want lovin and pity too. Keep the well-meaning advice to yourself...and maybe bring me some potato soup. :)

But like you I have zero patience with Nick when he's sick. What is WRONG with us?!

Angela said...

I hope Karl feels better! I have a sinus infection too. It sucks. :-(

sdhorton said...

I have not felt good in the past couple of days either and I prefer to be left alone. However, it seems like boys (men) like to be babied. My husband only likes to be babied if he is REALLY sick. Other than that I can hardly tell if he does not feel good. For example, he does not feel good complains of a migraine but can still play video games??? I like to rest and be in the bed which I have been the past couple of days you when I can be. Mom's don't get to be sick much.

sdhorton said...

I have not felt good in the past couple of days either and I prefer to be left alone. However, it seems like boys (men) like to be babied. My husband only likes to be babied if he is REALLY sick. Other than that I can hardly tell if he does not feel good. For example, he does not feel good complains of a migraine but can still play video games??? I like to rest and be in the bed which I have been the past couple of days you when I can be. Mom's don't get to be sick much.

brooke knight said...

yeah, i hate to sound like a broken old wives' tale record, but i agree with jax-men do tend to be pretty pathetic when sick. karl just does it in a different, more analytical way.

me? i like sympathy - then to be left alone - but to be checked on often. so i guess i am somewhere in the middle!

Jennifer said...

If I so much as sniffle I would like everyone to quit what there doing and tend to me. Oh wait, I like that when I'm not sick too. Jeff is also sick and I find it highly annoying and he doesn't ask for anything, so there's that.

Maria said...

I used to like to be pampered when sick. Then I had The Boy. Now I want to be left alone with someone ELSE caring for the child while I hide away, sleep, and heal. That being said, usually, I have The Boy with me. Last winter he held the bowl the day after he stopped vomitting and I started and said "it's ok mama. it's ok." LOVELY, but only because he's two.

Anyway... I have not patience for illness-- my own or my husband's-- and my man knows it. If he is REALLY sick, I will wait on him and be nice. If it's something minor, reaccuring, or otherwise the lack of him taking care of himself with proper sleep, nutrition, etc, I have NO patience what so ever!

I'll stop now. LOL!

sarah said...

Hahahaha this is so hilarious because when Lucia was six weeks old Matt got really sick and I was all like "shut the fuck up, I don't feel sorry for you. I just had a baby, you need to help me with her." Then I caught it and the world stopped turning. I felt so guilty because he had really been in pain.

{lauryl} said...

yeah... i'm not very sympathetic when my hubby is sick, but i'm pathetic when i'm sick. i feel guilty. thanks, kat. ;-)

Susan said...

I know...I catch myself questioning Seth's pain tolerance when he's sick...which isn't often, but still. It's really annoying when said sickness follows an event like a bachelor party. Yeah, like he brought it on himself! Then he takes a day off to recover. However, when I want him to take days off for this or that...can't do it. OH wait, that's another bag of worms....