I’m probably setting myself up here but this is a good question. Who’s a bigger baby when they’re sick? Men or women?
I’ll admit that I pampered my boys when they were sick. Sorry Sue. Sorry Nikki. But I can honestly say that it had nothing to do with the fact that they were male. I would have done the same thing had I had girls. I think it’s just in my nature to take care of people.
I pretty much waited on my kids hand and foot when they were sick. Is there anything you need? Are you hungry? Are you cold? On and on. I hate complaining on the other hand so I know that sounds strange that I would be nurturing on one hand and then to hate to hear about every bodily function on the other hand. I like to take care but hate to hear all the grizzly details of how the body is “getting rid” of things. Does that make sense?
I on the other hand, hate to be fussed over when I don’t feel good. Just leave me alone and I’ll be fine. I hate someone asking me every 13 minutes how I feel. Half the time I’m not feeling quite up to par, I don’t even say anything to anyone. We all don’t feel our best on some days so I just keep the little aches and pains to myself. Don’t we hate those folks who when asked, “how are you today,” to really find out? Do we just say that out of politeness? Because when I ask someone how they are, I don’t really mean I want to hear they have diarrhea, didn’t sleep well, have a sore back or have indigestion. Because I feel we all have those “off” days. It doesn’t mean I don’t care. It just means some things are better left unsaid to a well meaning person in the store.
I also find that some people always say something is wrong. Some people, and believe me, I don’t understand this but some people I feel like to be sick and use every little excuse from a sore hand to a sore throat or stomach ache in order to just say they’re sick. What is up with that? Why would anyone want to be sick? I always feel if I say I don’t feel good, I’ll really get sick and there’s nothing I hate more than not feeling good. I hate those damn virus’s invading my body.
I also don’t take anything when I get sick. I don’t take cold medications or any of those kinds of things. I know I have a very high tolerance to pain but don’t know if I’m different than other people or if I’ve just been lucky. I’ve had two kids and had wisdom teeth pulled out and 3 years ago I had very serious dental work done but yet I’ve never taken a pain pill in my life. I take advil when needed but I don’t feel that “changes” me in any way.
So what are you? Are you a “wimp” or are you a “tough guy?” Did one of your parents wait on you when sick? Do you know more women or men who are babies when sick?