Surviving the Man Cold


Cold and Flu season is just around the corner. The kids are back in school and are sure to bring something home with them sooner or later. I just got notice today about Hand Foot and Mouth going around my daughter’s preschool. Fingers crossed that it misses our house.

The worst part about dealing with germs and the sickies is not the kids. It’s if your husband gets it. Right ladies, you’ve been there. We are used to dealing with sick kids. We even picked up a few colds ourselves along the way. But the dreaded man cold is the WORST!

You know what it is. It’s the same cold that you had, the kids had but it’s 10 times worse. It’s a MAN sized version of what you had. The difference is you get to hear about every ache and pain as if you didn’t remember from when you had the same cold.

Don’t get me wrong. I feel bad that my husband got the cold. He probably got it from our germs. But I didn’t get to stay in bed all day. I didn’t have anyone bringing me soup and orange juice. I had to function. I had to get the kids off to school. I had to make lunches. No one stopped to take care of me. So how are we going to survive a case of the Man Cold.

1. Quarantine the Patient. I find it’s best for my husband to stay in the bedroom. Yes, he gets to rest in peace and we get the rest of the house. I find it’s easier to keep the house running as normal if the man cold stays away from the rest of us. Plus, I would just get upset if he was laying around watching TV in front of me because I didn’t get that luxury when sick.

2. Stock up on Supplies. Yes, I know you didn’t get this kind of treatment but dealing with the Man Cold requires supplies. Make sure to have tissues, medicine, food, and drinks on hand. You don’t want to hear complaints when the man cold is in the house. It’s better to be ready for what he will need so you don’t have to hear about how miserable it is. While you are buying supplies for him, pick up a bottle or two of wine for yourself!

3. Don’t Complain. Yes, we know that we had to multitask when sick but pointing it out will only make your patient point out their symptoms. You will then hear how his symptoms are worst than yours. So when It’s best just to suck it up and power through the day. After all, the cold will go away. It may take longer than it did for you but life will slowly return to normal. When the man cold finally leaves your house, you can plan a girls night out to talk about the case of the Man Cold that hit your house.

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