Is your man a baby when he is sick?

@kareng (31619)
United States
June 22, 2008 4:41pm CST
My husband just came down with a sinus infection. He's been in bed since noon today and only gets out of bed to get food or coke. His last trip out of the bedroom he declared he was going in to work and signing his status reports and then coming back home. The next remark was, "I'm dying". he also said he thought he had fever, so I felt his forehead. It felt normal to me. So my question to you is how does your husband or significant other act when he is sick? Does he milk it for what it is worth? My husband is famous for this and acts as if he is dying whenever he gets a cold or any other ailment including a stomach bug. I think it is so funny.
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@trell8402 (274)
• United States
23 Jun 08
My husband turns into the "biggest queen" when he's sick. LOL!!! Sometimes it's so funny, but I try not to laugh at him. He puts on his sick voice, especially when I ask him does he need something or how he feels. All I can say is WOW!! I thought mine was the only one that did that.
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@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
You know, I don't ever remember my dad acting this way. However, my mom says he did. LOL. Men, gotta love em!
• United States
23 Jun 08
I guess maybe we perceive it as being a baby because they are not acting like the men we fell in love with...I don't know. LOL!
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@kareng (31619)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Good observation!
@sylvia13 (1850)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
23 Jun 08
Aren't all men/boys like that? Both my husband and son are, expecting full service the whole day long!
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@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I think 99.9% are. However, there have been two replies here from men that claim the opposite in their lives. They say their wife acts that way and they are the strong ones. Grin.
@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Wanna trade? lol
@muscare (3068)
• Australia
23 Jun 08
My wife would actually like it if I was a baby when I was crook, but I don't see the point in making something seem worse than it is. If I am really sick, I like to be left alone without anyone fussing around me. That is where my wife finds it hard, she wants to cuddle and mollycoddle me, whereas that is the last thing I want. I think she wants to treat me the same way as she wants to be treated, because in this case, my good wife is the sook when she is sick, LOL!
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@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Ha, so roles are reversed at your house! You are a one of a kink male ;)
@muscare (3068)
• Australia
24 Jun 08
Hmmm, yes that is what my wife says, but for many different reasons, LOL!
• United States
2 Jul 08
Yes he aure is but then they all are don't ya think lol
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@kareng (31619)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Hehe, probably around 99.9% of them!!
@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
1 Jul 08
My husband was the worst sick person around. He would want to be babied totally when he is sick and it would drive me crazy. It would be get me this and get me that and so on. But now that i have left him, 3 months ago, I don't have to worry about him getting sick anymore. It is his own problem now. He can't just use me anymore.
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@kareng (31619)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Good for you for getting out of a bad situation~! good luck :)
• United States
27 Jun 08
LOL My husband isn't that bad at all, in fact he hardly complains. ME on the other hand. I am a lot like your husband. I am dying, I am never gonna get better. And I always tend to make it out much worse than it really is. I am a big baby. LOL ohh and I almost always want my mommy. I think anymore though I just do it to get a reaction out of my husband and to be babied. It is always nice to be taken care of.
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@kareng (31619)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Haha, well if it works to get you pampered while sick, go for it!
@banadux (630)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I usually go into work when I am sick, but when I come home I am known to try and use the sickness to get a massage. For some reason I have become obsessed with massages even if it's just light rubbing for a minute or two. It really seems to help with headaches and general happiness, but in general I would say I take being sick fairly well. I often go to work with headaches and fevers and don't think much of it. Take some pills and go to work. Be a man. We're lucky we even have pills these days. 20 years ago you'd have to go to work with nothing to help your headache, but more work!
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@kareng (31619)
• United States
24 Jun 08
That's true!
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
23 Jun 08
my hubby is my baby wether he is sick or not but to answer your question, i do treat him extra special when he is sick or not feeling well. if he cannot eat i will make his favorite soup and let him sleep and feed him on time to make sure that he have meal, i will also change his clothes and clean him if he cant move (it happens twice and it scares the hell out of me) if he cannot sleep i will massage him till he fall asleep, i enjoy giving him massage anyway and beside it helps him a lot to sleep so i try to give him something that will help him heal faster. if i am sick, he do the same and even more. i know he dont like being up when he is sleepy or wakes up early but he will do it for me without complaints sometimes he will follow whatever i say even if he is sleeping and when he wakes up i will ask him and he wont remember a thing LOL btw, he give me massages too so i guess we're even haha! have a good one!
@kareng (31619)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Yeah, I'd say you are even too! That's great!
@crazynurse (7484)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I'm sure that I will probably get blasted for saying this, but let me tell you...I know from many years of nursing experience that men are much more whiny than women when ill! I hate to stereotype, because I'm sure that not ALL men are more whiny, but a great percentage are! My husband is much the same as you describe your husband when ill. He is very maucho in everyday life, but when ill....look out! Give me an entire ward of women or even children...but a few sick men can make for a terrible shift in a hospital! Ha!
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@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I believe you 100%! I called home to check on him and woke him up. He has slept all day! I'll be in for it tonight I'm sure! And who worked today??? My kitchen is probably a wreck too! He said he opened soup to find it wasn't what he thought it was. He didn't read the label. It was French onion soup. So now I have a bowl of soup in the refrigerator that he didn't want. I'll have to figure out something to do with it for dinner...haha.
@Hatley (164168)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Jun 08
Ithink a lot of guys do that including my own dear husband when he was alive. his colds, his flus were always the worst'and he was always on the verge of dying while I worked while I had] a cold and even when Ihad the flu until my super insisted I go home. Then he came down with the flu and ohmy I was worn out with going back and forth with cold water, and meds, and hot soup until I almost collapsed then he called my mom who came over to minister to both of us, he got well first of course while I was sick for two weeks, finally had pneumonia and a stay in the hospital. men are such babies. lol.
@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Yes, they are but we still love them!!
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Yes, my husband does this also. He constantly wants me running into the bedroom to check his forehead to see if he has a fever. I think only once in the 39 years we've been married did he have a fever. I just tell him to take Aspirin and go back to sleep. When I'm sick I just want to be left alone to wallow in my own misery..lol
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@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Same with me. I sometimes ask for something to drink but that is about it. He does feel sorry for me sometimes and will bring a sandwich whether I ask for it or not. At least he tries!
@sparkster (181)
23 Jun 08
Haha, my partner always says men are such babies when they are ill, but when she's ill all she does is lie in the same spot all day moaning and whinging and getting me to do eveything for her! I don't do that when I'm ill and she certainly wouldn't anything like that for me when I'm ill!
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@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Wow role reversal..haha!
• Malaysia
23 Jun 08
I haven't get married yet, but I'm now staying with my boy friend. When he's sick , he won't act like a baby, he is a strong person, no need much care from me. But in vice versa, when I feeling not well, I will act like a weak person, he will always take acre of me.
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@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I'm betting this will change!! It's just typical of men, hon.
@bluemars (952)
• Australia
23 Jun 08
Oh yes some men just can not handle pain like women. I don't know what it is I think we are better equipped at handling it quite a lot better than them for some odd reason. I know about the whole drama side of it too when it comes to the smallest of pains. I also find it funny but at the same time I think it can be annoying at times too. I mean sometimes I just want a break from it. Perhaps I should keep a recorder next times so that he can play it back to see how he really acts out.
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@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I'm sure they would be quite embarrassed if we recorded them....lol.
• United States
23 Jun 08
I think pretty much all men are babies when they are sick. I spoil my husband rotten when he is sick. He only gets out of bed to go to the bathroom. I do everything else for him. On the other hand, if I am sick, he avoids me like the plague. LOL
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@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Now that is just not right. He should pamper you a bit!
@celticeagle (124393)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Jun 08
My ex husband was such a baby when he got sick. I always felt motherly and did my wifely bit for him. When I was sick he did every thing but say I was faking. It is funny. And pathetic.
@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Yes, it can get to the point that it is pathetic! I also find it amusing and a bit funny!
@AshleyHasan (1024)
• India
23 Jun 08
My man is a baby when he gets simple head ache as well and he pretends more because he expects full love and attentiion towards him at that time, normally we women , if our hubs get hurt we cant take that and we are ready to do any thing for them, they will take this an advantage and over act some times , this is funny , sometimes I laugh at him , my husband stares and says is it joke?haha lol , I like this very much ..
@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Wow, I would go insane if mine did this for a headache!!
@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
Oh, yes. Sometimes he is. Especially when he's feeling a bit jealous over the attention our son is getting from me. And when he's being a baby, he wants some extra tender loving care, ASAP! The last time he was sick, he didn't even want me leaving his bedside. I even had to pry his fingers off one by one from clutching my arm!But he only does this "baby thing" when he's sick but still can be a bit goofy. But when he's really, terribly nauseated-sick, he's not even aware that I'm taking care of him.
@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I guess I should be thankful...he's not quite that bad!
@gmakesmoney (2923)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Every man I've ever dated has been a total baby when they are sick and totally milked the situation. I once dated a guy that was working overseas and called me at 4am my time, on a weekday to tell me he was dying of food poisoning and what should he do. This man was famous for stuffing his face at a certain burger place in London and then getting really sick to his stomach for it. I told him to go sit on the john for an hour and get over it, lol. He wanted me to fly to London to take care of him. However when he broke his leg sky diving while he was supposed to be working, he didn't complain once. But a stomach ache, that's worth international flying, lol.
@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Haha, so typical!
@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
23 Jun 08
My fiance is such a cute baby. He tries to keep me in bed with him (I usually will comply)and will cuddle against me and make cute puppy dog faces. I just think that it's the most adorable thing. Have a Great day.
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@kareng (31619)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Awww, that's cute. You have a good one too!