Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Mean Nurse

The Advent Activity for today was Play A Family Board Game. The kids couldn't decided between Jenga (Climber's choice) or Junior Monopoly (Cherub's choice) so we played both. 

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It wasn't the whole family playing though because poor Mister Fixit is sick, proper sick with temperatures.  He complained today about my lack of kindness and sympathy when he's feeling so terrible, and I know I'm treating him like he's annoying, but I can't help it when he makes so many terrible noises; sniffs, grunts, groans, sighs and sound-barrier-breaking loud coughing.  Plus I am jealous and let's face it, resentful, that I had to soldier on through my own illness last week, teaching tap classes, cooking meals, doing the Christmas shopping / organisation, whereas he gets to lie in bed, even though I know that that is not his fault.  I mean, I'm not leaving him to totally fend for himself, I've brought in paracetamols and cups of tea and heated up his dinner and asked the kids to be quiet, but I'm definitely not stroking (tenderly or otherwise) his fevered brow.


He has a doctor's appointment tomorrow; if it does turn out he has something serious like bronchitis or pneumonia I suppose I'll lift my game.


  1. Glen has got my cold and you should listen to it! I may of said something on the lines of 'if you got it from me, then I have been through it already - you may of missed that as I just carried on!' Poor hubbies, perhaps we can house them together?

  2. Cripes. I'm a shocker at the fevered brow. Give me a fevered brow to stroke and I've noddded off within seconds.

    Bronchitis or pneumonia isn't THAT bad, is it?

  3. I have been quite unwell over the last 48 hrs and while I did try and have a sleep yesterday morning but I also did 3 loads of washing, dried it all and folded it. I just know if CK had the same thing he would have had 2 or 3 days off work. Bah! Manflu!

  4. We'e all been there! Kind of hard to muster up too much sympathy when they have a cough that sounds like a crack of thunder and a sad look on their face that clearly says "you are not the woman my mother is!".

    Oh well!

    Thanks for the card by the way! Very nicely made, compliments to the creators. You would have gotten one from me too had I not lost your address, thank you for providing it to me again! :)

  5. Yes, I know what you mean. My dear man has to get things more dramatically than I do too...

    Happy Christmas to all in Stomperland!

  6. Oh yeah I am totally unsympathetic when there is manly illness around here. Funny how they get to lie in bed to be sick, while we get to carry on regardless.


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