ok I know men are supposed to be babies when they are ill but this is just getting ridiculous. He decided as soon as he finished work for Christmas that he had a cold and proceeded to cough and dose himself up on cold remedies, managing to avoid any of the work preparing for the big day. He is now laid on the sofa under a duvet 'shivering' and 'coughing'...but only when he has company! He was well enough to go out to the gym all afternoon yesterday and today and managed to eat quite happily so I'm not buying his 'terminal' cold act. Would you offer any sympathy?
We've had a bloody awful cold virus thingy over Christmas. It wiped me out for 2 days before Christmas (and I'm not one to take to my bed), it was horrendous. DH has been in bed all day, the first time I've known him to take to his bed in 20 odd years.
I only do sympathy such as I can stretch to when DP has done everything in his power to make himself feel better. If he is still poorly after taking meds, steaming and drinking plenty then I might let him lay on the sofa with a duvet. Otherwise, its bed. I can't be doing with the huffing and dramatics when he won't do anything to help himself. I'm probably not helping as I'm the least sympathetic person in the world when it comes to DP and colds.
thanks for your replies...I was starting to wander if I was being unkind as I an known for being overly sympathetic. Fortunately he is back in work on Friday so I am looking for a miraculous recovery for then. He is also off out tonight to a friends for New Years so he is managing 'heroically' to do what he wants over the holidays...obviously 'dying' of cold is his way to enjoy Christmas!