Men and Women: Oh, the Flu

She gargles the fire in her throat (upstairs),
makes lunch (downstairs),
dusts (both floors),
washes the sheets (downstairs),
reviews geography with her son (upstairs),
heats the castor pack (downstairs)
hacks into the waste bin,
does her saline wash (upstairs),
empties the trash bin (downstairs),
gets her boy more blankets (upstairs),
checks the soup (downstairs),
does the dishes,
runs over to the library (outside),
makes bone broth (downstairs)


He….well, he…pulls down the covers and does the hard work
of opening his mouth for the nice hot water and pills.


155 thoughts on “Men and Women: Oh, the Flu

  1. YES! Only the worst of illnesses–usually involving nausea and/or high fever–will keep me from doing the day’s housework. But Hubby or son complain about having to so much as make broth while sick. Sigh…..

  2. Oh, so true… so true. Sometimes you have to wonder If not having that double X chromosome is what makes men so helpless. Unless, of course, ‘he” happens to be a single Dad.

  3. I do agree with this, and not only the flu, mostly about anything that can harm a man’s life, healthy speaking.
    At some point I used to argue with my partner and asked why I do a ton of things and he is not even moving out from the bed? We are a team, we have to work together, right?
    Sometimes I doubt that, mostly in the flu season when he is affected.

    Thank you for posting this and bringing me a smile on the face. Btw, you have a great blog and your posts are amazing. Thank you for sharing and keep up the good work! 😊🌹✨

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