Why are men big babies when they are sick?

@beckyomg1 (6759)
United States
November 24, 2006 3:52pm CST
How come they retreat back to a child when they are sick, but we still have to be strong when we are?
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@jjn1983 (1353)
• United States
24 Nov 06
I noticed that too. I don't have the answer though. I think its because we let them...i baby my husband when he is sick.
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
25 Nov 06
thats may be true, maybe we do do that.
@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
25 Nov 06
thats may be true, maybe we do do that.
• United States
7 Dec 06
I think men dont retreat back to childhood they never left it completely and there over exagerration of illness is still leftovers from their childhood years ..they know coughing real loud, clearing their throat, sniffling will draw attention..but let you get a cold and cough and sneeze and do they notice..not!
@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
7 Dec 06
they do make alot of noise dont they. you could be coughing up a lung and they still would not notice. your right.
• United States
5 Dec 06
hence why WE birth the kids!!!! lol
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
7 Dec 06
lol yep
@LoganzMom (619)
• United States
5 Dec 06
thermometer - digital
i don't know, but it's true and very unfair! i wish i could lie around and whine and be cared for just once!!!
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
7 Dec 06
yeah but we cant lol.
@happygal68 (3278)
• United States
1 Dec 06
It seems to be the way of the world lol. The women always have to be strong and carry so much on our shoulders, so we are expected to carry on when we are sick. Most men (not all) seem to go back to when their mother's took care of them when they were sick and expect us (the wives or girlfriends) to do the same. I think it is unfair, but it is a hard habit to break them of.
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
7 Dec 06
yes it is a hard habit to break, maybe someday.
@Cortney (3986)
• United States
25 Nov 06
i have no idea.. they act worst than the kids do... but when we are sick.. oh..its no big deal
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
6 Dec 06
thanks
@pedumfio (667)
• Canada
25 Nov 06
. - .
ause they are little babies n a normal day so than when they are sick they beome bigger babies. lol
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
7 Dec 06
true thanks.
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
25 Nov 06
Thats is so funny, its a guy thing. Whenever my husband would get the sniffles and would whine about having a cold, I would ask him if he wanted to go to the emergency room. If he got a paper cut he would go on and on about it, finally I would ask him if this was a 911 call. Men are big babies.
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
6 Dec 06
thats too funny. thanks.
@piggott (71)
• Canada
25 Nov 06
Because they can be we let them get away with it and if you dont wait on them they will just call there mommys
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
25 Nov 06
lol, thanks for the response.
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
25 Nov 06
Well I am not going to argue this as this probably applys to most men, not all though. here the rolls are reversed. my wife is like a big baby when she is sick. when I am sick I just say i am sick and keep going only a little slower than normal.
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
25 Nov 06
lol, thanks, always want to hear from your side too. thanks so much
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
24 Nov 06
sick - sick
I have no clue. That is a good dang question!!!! Better yet, when a women gets sick, why does the same man say, "Awww, your not sick!"That's it! Next time he tells me that he is sick, I am just going to pull the man thing and tell him, "Aww..rub some dirty on it. You'll feel better!" hahahaha
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
25 Nov 06
yeah let me know how that goes, hee hee. yeah hate when men say that. lol.
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
24 Nov 06
Women are just that much stronger than men are. My husband always has aches and pains that keep him from doing things, but I just keep plugging away no matter how I feel. I think it's always been like that and probably always will be.
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
25 Nov 06
i think it will always be like that. thanks
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
24 Nov 06
Haha..It's simple...us ladies are stronger. I think too that they usually feel the need to act like a machoman when they aren't sick...so when they are sick they suck up all the suckyness they can.
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
24 Nov 06
yeah maybe, thanks for the response.
@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
25 Nov 06
its their form of showing weakness.