Am I the only one who gets annoyed when their husband is sick?! As much as I want to be the sensitive, empathetic, caring wife, I find myself annoyed and stomping around the house like a complete and utter brat of a child!!!!
The moment my husband gets sick he retired to the couch, with Panadol, the remote and the need for ‘quiet time’. In a house with a 2 year old, quiet time is rare… I’ll play sympathetic wife for an hour or so, but then my patience wears thin. He’ll take more than a few days to laze around in bed, expecting hot cups of tea and soup, while I’m left to run the house, look after our daughter, all at a suitable ‘quiet’ level.
Inevitably I will catch whatever he has at least a few days later… And this is the point that infuriates me… I’m not allowed a sick day!!! I can’t hide in the bedroom catching up on much needed sleep, relaxing with a hot tea. Oh no… I still have to run the house and look after our daughter, all while my husband heads off to work!!!
When are mums allowed a ‘sick day’? How does everyone else cope?
Posted by budmeister, 17th June 2013