How many husbands help thier wives

United States
February 6, 2007 10:08am CST
I am exhausted and venting. My son has been sick the last few days and last night was the worst of it for him. He was in our bed and my husband couldn't sleep. So I got up and went into my sons room with him and of course I didn't sleep. This morning my husband is all chiper and I feel like I got hit by a truck. Yet I still have to take our son to the dr. go to work and then come home and do the usual stuff. It just bothers me right now because he is so rested then asks me whats wrong why do you look so tired. I love him but he can be such a dope sometimes. Any husbands out their help out? I mean really help out.
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@StarBright (2799)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Take two aspirin, get some rest and calm yourself down. You were up with your son all night. I will assume both you and your husband work. OK. Whatever the usual stuff you do when you get home in the evening is can probably wait. It's dinner and such, right? Explain to your dopey husband, whom you have not really told how you feel, that you were up all night, are tired, need some rest, and need his help. Sweetly, so he feels manly and good about doing it. Make him feel like a knight in shining armor coming to the rescue of his damsel in distress and he will do it gladly. Make him feel like a jerk and you will have a rebel on your hands. Tell him how sick his child was and let him know you did not want to disturb him because there was no need for both of you to lose sleep... etc. etc. You will look like the considerate wife and mother and he will need to pay you back in kind. Try it. Maybe he really doesn't know why you are tired because you are showing this biggg strongggg womannnn personality that can do anything. Show him the other side that needs him. Just a thought. It works for me.
• United States
6 Feb 07
Yeah I guess so. I do hate when I get like this because he does really help out when I need him to. I guess men unlike women don't just volunteer and I do get stubborn about it. Thanks for your reply I will try it with honey instead of vinegar.LOL and we will be order take out tonight. thanks again
• United States
7 Feb 07
All of us have been there at one time or another. Hope your son is better.
• United States
7 Feb 07
Thank you he is better today after all the medicine. It worked thank you. I told my husband yesterday as I was driving home from the dr. how tired I was. When I got home he was waiting at the door took my son and tucked him in so that he could rest told me to go rest. I took a nap and when I woke up he had fed all the kids and had dinner for me and rented movies. I told him that I couldn't thank him enough and I forgot about the rest of the house work and we just snuggled and watched a movie.
7 Feb 07
My ex did used to help me with the kids if they were ill, but he always had lie-ins in the mornings afterwards or went to bed in the evening so I had to deal with them at those times. So he was always able to catch up on his sleep and I wasn't. He justified it by saying he was at work and I was at home all day so I could catch up with my sleep there, but as any mum knows there is never a chance to do that.
• United States
8 Feb 07
Sleep is very rare thing when you are a mom and the children don't feel well. You feel like you live off of the exhausting. My little guys is almost all better which is great because I am about to pass out.
@meli_p (15)
• United States
7 Feb 07
my husband is an angel, he loves to take care of me and my daughter, he can't always do it because of his work, but even if he's tired he tries to make me feel as a princess, of course he likes attention too, and i try my best, but he always helps me around the house, i'm so glad i married him, men like that are hard to find
• United States
8 Feb 07
That is a rare find. Mine helps around the house also and makes me feel great 90% of the time. He just forgets how hard it is to deal with a sick child. Glad you have a good man to help you.