Cold and flu season is upon us, ya’ll and it’s only a matter of time before your man comes down with a wicked man cold. Also known as him-fluenza. Also known as bro-chitis.
Whatever you call it, it’s gonna be bad. Here are nine signs he’s got a bad case of Dude-onic Plague.
How To Tell If Your Husband Is Suffering From A Man Cold
He keeps telling you just how bad it is and that you couldn’t possibly understand. After all, you’ve never been sick before, not like this at least. THIS illness is one no one has ever faced before. This one is different. This one is worse.
He asks for medicine ’round the clock. Even if he just took a Tylenol and a Mucinex 30 minutes ago he think he needs more.
Speaking of medicine, he will never get his own. He couldn’t possible be responsible for dosing his own medication and refilling his cup of water.
He asks for help with everything. He has reverted back to being an infant and the only task he can complete on his own is using the bathroom.
He coughs up phlegm in the loudest, most gruesome way possible. Spitting out the extra mucus from his body could never be done in a gentle way. No, he has to make sure the neighbors hear him.
Inability to use a thermometer. “Will you take my temp?” he will ask over and over. He can’t figure out how to put it under his tongue and push the button.
He hasn’t left the couch in 4 straight days.
He really needs another hug.
He tells the tale of his illness at least once a week for the next 24 months.
And if he argues with you that he is not acting slightly over dramatic, you can share with him this study. It shows, citing science, that women handle their colds better than men. We are just tougher.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.