- Men's Health & Wellness
Man Cold's, Why are Men Such Babies
My Husband Has a Cold
My husband has a cold. Big deal, right?? NOT. But he certainly thinks so. Why are men such babies when it comes to being sick whether it's a cold or flu they act like it's the end of the world. I never could understand this. They lay around the house, on my couch or in the bed, sniffling and coughing. Moaning and groaning. " Honey I'm thirsty, can you get me something to drink." They are to sick to go to work and they just can't get up to get that glass of juice. I set out all the cold medications I have in the house and they refuse to take them. What's up with that. Are we trying to prolong the cold?? Trying to get a few more days off work perhaps. I feel for them, no one likes to have a cold. They are miserable. But I'm pretty sure it's not the end of the world. " Honey, I think I have a fever, can you check it for me, ya I got a fever, I feel hot, are your getting the thermometer"? Good thing our menfolk are cute and we love them.
What's the Deal
Why won't men seek medical attention. They like being sick for the attention?? My husband hasn't been to the doctor in over 12 years. Why you ask. Beats me. Machoism, or a I can heal myself attitude? It's a mystery to me. Most men will ignore the need to go to the doctor because real men don't need doctors. They will however moan and groan to get the attention at home. My theory is they want to be treated like they were treated by their mom's when they were little. Really every woman knows most men are just little kids in big bodies. When a woman is sick there is still work to be done. The house needs cleaning, the food needs cooking, the laundry needs to be done. I read somewhere that a woman's tolerance for pain is much greater than a man's. I'm fairly certain that if the child bearing was shared among the sexes and the man had the first baby, the woman the second there would not be a third. Along with the pain of delivery there is all that poking and prodding while pregnant. All those doctor visits, "Are you kidding me I gotta go to the doctor's again, I was just there last month". So I suppose we should be grateful that men do not bear children, and just pamper them when they are sick. It's certainly what they expect. And we women even though we think they are just being big babies, have this inborn maternal instinct that just kicks in when one of our loved ones are sick. My sons are both in their late teens and they act the same way when sick. It must be the testosterone.
What Do We Do
What do we do when our man has a cold. I try repeatedly to get him to take something for it. I know this is a losing cause but I try anyway. I coddle and coo and assure them that this is the worst cold ever and I am so sorry they have this awful affliction. I assure them that I will do anything to help them, get anything they might need. I give them the puppy dog eyes, I am so truly sorry you are so darn sick. I make the homemade chicken soup. I put on their favorite show or movie. I ask, " Is there anything I can do for you". A man cold is not the plague, or cancer, or a brain tumor. But it sure seems like it. So we grin and bear it and hope it goes away real soon. And when we leave the room we roll our eyes and shake our heads.