Ok, I need to know if I am in the minority here. We've been fighting sickness for over a week at my house. Starting with one child, on to the next and so on. So, here's the dilemma: when my kids are sick, I pretty much pamper them, give them medicine, plenty of fluids, let them watch movies, read them books etc. Typical mom behavior I would suspect. However, what exactly am I supposed to do for my dear hubby when it's his turn to get sick? Maybe that is part of my problem, since I don't know what to do, I don't do much at all for him. And the worst part is, I am horribly unsympathetic. I don't mean to be, it just sort of comes out that way.
I think some of my poor attitude comes from being a poor neglected mom. If I am sick, I still have to wake up, get the kids dressed and ready for school. I might not do the laundry or clean the bathroom, but kids still need breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In contrast, if the husband is sick, he stays in bed extra long, and takes naps, and doesn't do much of ANYTHING. Sure he gets better faster, but it just doesn't seem fair.
Earlier this week, my friend was helping me out by watching the kids while I went to work. Hubby didn't feel well, and said he would go into work "a little later". So, my friend picks up my one daughter and watches her all morning. She ALSO drove back to my house to pick up my older daughter when she got off the school bus. Well, guess what, hubby was at home the whole time. Not only did he sleep all morning, he LET MY FRIEND take both girls back home with her, so he could rest all afternoon alone too. There is NO DOUBT in my mind that he didn't feel well that day. But for some reason, I just have no sympathy for him. Should I be grateful that he was able to get some sleep while my friend watched our children??? Am I alone in thinking he was taking too much advantage of the situation? Am I wrong to feel like this? Like I said, I know he wasn't feeling well, but lets be honest, it was just a cold!