Would you say this is the way things progress over time when the wife gets sick …

  • Year One of Marriage the Husband Says: “Sugar dumpling, I’m worried about you baby girl. You’ve got a sniffle. I’ll take you to the doctor right away.”

  • Year Two of Marriage the Husband Says: “Listen darling I don’t like the sound of that cough, I called the doctor and asked him to call in a prescription. I’m going to pick it up for you while you lie down and rest. Can I get you anything else?”

  • Year Three of Marriage the Husband Says: “Look Sweetheart … after you’ve fed the kids, washed the dishes and ironed the clothes, why don’t you go get some rest?”

  • Year Four of Marriage the Husband Says: “I wish you’d just gargle something instead of sitting around all evening barking like a seal.”

So, how would you describe men when they are sick?

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  1. Stephanie says:

    I can sum it up in a couple of words….

    AWFUL PATIENTS….and BIG Babies..

  2. Liss and MOMMY says:

    wow, Trey you summed that up pretty much right on the money!
    Cody is never sick. He was this past February with pneumonia and that really took him down. Other than that I don’t think I have ever seen him real sick.

  3. Kyle Parker says:

    As much as I hate to destory my “macho” image, it usually goes like this. “I’m sick – see you in a couple of days” Then, i go sleep.

  4. That Girl says:

    Once again, I hear my mother’s words… If you can’t say anything kind, say nothing at all!

  5. Lightening says:

    Great. BIG. Sooks!!!!!

    Although my DH protests “how do you know that we’re just not SICKER than you!!!” :)

    I AM thankful he doesn’t get sick very often.

  6. Stoogelover says:

    Bro, you’ve got a Father’s Day sermon here! When I’m sick I just want to be left alone.

  7. Dcmba says:

    I will be the first to admint I am a baby when i am sick. I am NOT ashamed!

    I have learned to try and keep the whining to a minimum as not to annoy the wife. However, this generally results in me sitting there quietly staring at the TV for hours. Which then invites the question, “Are you mad at me for something?” No. I am sick and trying not to whine. So now, I try to just sleep as much as possible.

  8. Jeanne M. says:

    I guess my dh must be unusual because when he has had to be in the hospital, the nurses say they hate for him to leave because he has been such a good patient. When he is home, I am the one who insists he go to the doctor, because he doesn’t want to give in to whatever is ailing him.

    He has always taken very good care of me when I have been ill.

  9. Zach Detwiler says:

    I asked my wife (while she was cooking dinner) and she said… urghh.. – pitiful, annoying, and loveable (maybe I should be sick more if I’m loveable 😉 )

  10. Timbra says:

    i’d have to say taking care of a sick alani and a sick mike are similar in worklosd :) aka caring for a 31 year old hubby is like caring for a sick 2 year old

  11. Piper family says:

    Oh Trey, you’re just asking for trouble with that question. I agree with the comment above about “if you can’t say anything kind”, and so I’ll just keep my comments to myself! I just always end up thinking that no matter how hard I try to be a good wife when my husband is sick, I always end up wanting to put him out of his misery…JUST KIDDING!

  12. willow says:

    I’m sure I don’t know Trey to well but I really thought this question was a bit of a … challenge. As in “ok, give it your best shot, I dare ya'”, especially after the ‘amazing poop’ of a few days ago.
    My children and my husband all know the sick rule in our house… IF YOU HAVEN’T TAKEN ANYTHING FOR THAT, THEN I DON’T HAVE ANY SYMPATHY FOR YA. THE END

  13. Brie says:

    Kyle’s usually pretty good about going to the doctor. Usually. I’ve noticed that the biggest difference between how men and women handle being sick is that women tend to take some medicine and deal with it until that simply cannot function and men MAY take some medicine and then are dead to the world until the fever breaks, bug goes away, etc. Maybe we’re conditioned by pregnancy and our monthly “friend” (who the heck came up with THAT, anyway) to deal with feeling crummy a little bit differently.

    Kyle takes great care of me when I am sick. He will go get a bag of frozen vegetables no matter the hour. When we first got married, I got sicker than I have ever been the week after we got back from our honeymoon. Strep. He bought me a stuffed dog, more chicken soup and gatorade than I could have gone through in a month, and every kind of medicine he could think of. What a sweetie.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I had a case of the flu that landed me with a headache so severe that the slightest touch caused excruciating pain. My husband was a bit put out with me, especially when I couldn’t stand for the baby to touch me. Within two days, I was over it and he had it. But whereas I had just lived through it, HE had to go to the doctor. I assured him if he would just wait, it would go away on its own (we didn’t have the money to be running to the doctor!) HE assured ME that what he had was much, much worse, for “if you had felt as bad as I do, you wouldn’t have been able to stand it.” (Did I mention that we had a child which I had given birth to?) Men.

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