Sunday, February 20, 2011

How To Be Sick, Part Two: Cuddles vs. Stoicism


I am getting sick.  Again.  It seems that quite a few friends and family members are going through multiple rounds of cold and flu bouts this season.  I'm so glad I have wonderful pups to comfort me -- not to mention the Best Husband Ever!  

Speaking of my wonderful husband, we have two very different approaches to being sick.  When I am ill, I want to be taken care of -- have tea brewed and brought to me, get tucked into bed, that sort of thing.  When the Best Husband Ever is sick, he just wants to be left alone, which is hard for me to do when I see him feeling bad. 

What about you?  When you're sick, would you rather get some TLC or be left to fight your illness alone? 


  1. i wish i could say that i could be comforted, but for some reason i get very hard and want to be alone and still do it all.when it gets really bad, i ask for help with things like the dishes, putting away groceries, laundry. that is my comfort i guess, having a little less "chore" stress. hehe.the few times its been really really really bad (ie hospital, surgery recovery, or insane migraine) i want my mommy.

  2. I think I pretty much want to be left alone - when I'm sick enough to keep me "down"... I soak in the tub, read books in bed or snuggle with a blanket on the couch. When I'm just "sorta" sick, I tend to want to keep going... which can be good or bad I suppose :)

  3. Oh, I must say I do love to be tucked in and brought tea and light snacks! My son took such good care of me when I had my last really bad cold~ fed the chickens, cooked our meals and kept the puppy occupied! All while I was on the sofa resting. If I hadn't been so sick, it would have been heaven!!!


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