DH has come down with The Cold of Death and has weakly moaned that it must be affecting him differently to the rest of us, because he has never felt so ill. He's coughed twice in the last 24 hours.
The Dressing Gown of Poorliness has come out and he's unable to leave the sofa. I've been working and parenting non-stop. AIBU to hit him with a wet fish? (Lighthearted before some of the more anal posters on here accuse me of cruelty to men and fish)
In fairness, DH, DS(6) and I have all had colds this week, but while neither of the other two have missed school or work, and have just been sniffly and had a bit of a cough, I could barely lift my head off the pillow for two days, coughing endlessly, hot prickly eyes, streaming eyes and nose, no appetite, just wanting to sleep, and today I’m still weak and I look absolutely awful. And I’m actually generally stoical.
@grisaille, I would understand that if he showed any signs at all of being ill. But despite complaining he's got the cough and the bunged up nose and the shivers, I've not seen any of that. He's just lying on the sofa napping and watching sport. I've also been treated to several monologues about his dire illness.
(tbf he's not normally lazy, so clearly something's up)
Me and 5 month old DS have been battling the cold since Wednesday without so much as a howdy doodly from 'D'H. He comes downstairs this morning and announces that he too now has The Cold. Then pisses off for a 4 hour bike ride...