I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This post about dealing with a sick husband has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client, Bigelow #AmericasTea.
I saw the following joke on the CC:Jokes site
There was a husband and a wife. The husband was very sick, so the wife took him to the hospital and the doctor checked him out. Then the doctor asked the wife to come into his office so they could talk about what was wrong with her husband.
He explained that, if she wanted her husband to live, she would have to pamper him, wait on him hand and foot, and not challenge him or argue with him—her husband needed absolute rest and no stress whatsoever. However, if her husband did any work or moved around much or got upset about anything, he would die. The doctor asked if she understood these conditions, and the wife assured him that she did.
When the wife came out, the husband asked her, “so what is the matter with me? Am I going to die?” And the wife said, “Yes, honey, I’m afraid you’re going to die.”
This is funny as a joke, but when it comes to dealing with a husband who is sick with a cold or the flu, it’s no joke—especially if it is my husband. He freely admits that he can be a “big baby” when he is sick. Over the years, I have come up with ways to help my husband when he is sick. Let me share my secrets to
dealing with helping a sick husband.
Sick husband? Here are some tips!
- Put on your “mommy hat”
I don’t know why, but when a man is sick he seems to revert to his childhood. He wants mommy and you are the closest one.
- Put on your doctor’s mask
You are going to have to deal with his symptoms. Is he sneezing or sniffling? Make sure you have enough tissues. Is he coughing? Make sure you give him plenty of Halls Cough Drops. Not sure how to deal with something, make sure you have the doctor’s phone number handy.
- Put on your apron
I never remember if you are supposed to feed a cold and starve a fever, or the other way around. Husbands don’t seem to care… be ready to feed, and feed, and feed. Oh, and don’t forget to give him plenty of liquids! My husband loves hot tea when he is sick. You should try the Sweet Dreams tea from Bigelow. The hot tea will feel good on his throat, plus chamomile and mint will relax him so he can sleep easier. Bonus? It is decaffeinated, so no worries about it keeping him up.
- Put on your running shoes
There are going to be requests. A LOT of requests. This usually means you are going to have to run to the store at least once. Check out my recent shopping trip to Walmart for Halls Cough Drops and Bigelow Tea.
Finally, don’t forget to take care of yourself! You are of no use to your spouse if you get sick as well. Wash your hands after being around him and take advantage of some Bigelow Tea for yourself! Relax—he will be feeling better soon enough!
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