What happens when you're sick?

Michelle - posted on 02/03/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )




Does the house go to hell in a handbasket or does someone do your cleaning for you? Does your DH help you out by taking the kids and picking up, or does he lovingly look at you and say "Don't worry honey, the housework can wait until you feel better?" lol

Just wondering.


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Kim - posted on 02/05/2010




I had a perfect house when I went in to have my 3rd, you shoudl have seen the house when I got home, I wanted to cry!! If I don't constantly try to keep up the house will get so messy so yes when I am sick forget it, it looks like a bomb went off! If I am really sick my husband will take the day off. I had the flu and a baby and he took 2 days off since I couldn't get out of bed. But besides food and dishes he does nothing else. He has always told me that if he was a SAHD he would play with the kids all day and take them here and there. Of course he didn't say anything about housework!

Helen - posted on 02/05/2010




I know in my situation, my fiance is the old fashion type where he believes the guy goes and makes the money and works hard... the female stays at home with the kids and does the house work and i am fine with that. I myself am a home-body and love it. Now when i am sick... my fiance might help a little but very rare. My mom is temporarily living with us and without her being here to help on some things, my home would be one of two situations. Either i would feel like crap and still try to clean and feel worse or the house would be a disaster area. So I know how you feel. If i am seriously sick and cant get out of bed, which i have been a couple times... he will help out with our young one... which helps me a lot. Sometimes you might just need to lovingly look back at him and say alright, but your helping me clean up when i feel better. Just to see what he says.

Renae - posted on 02/04/2010




HA! When I'm sick I still do everything and suck it up and soldier on. It has always been like that why would it change now that I'm a mum?

Heather - posted on 02/03/2010




My husband is military so he can't get time off when I am sick. Life goes on as normal. I might cancel my sons speech therapy but thats about it. My husband will clean for me but he won't cook but he doesn't mind picking up something for dinner. I do have to say that when I had H1N1 he did everything and appreciated me even more!

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My husband turned into super dad after my daughter was born. He was a machine, cleaning and preparing food. That lasted about two weeks (I had a c-section so longer recovery) then it was back to normal.

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I still have to get everything done. Plus, I almost never get sick, and it ONLY happens when my husband's deployed. Of course, we're nowhere near relatives, and it usually happens right after all our friends have left on orders, so if I didn't do the stuff, it wouldn't get done, plain and simple. Murphy's Law lives here!! LOL

Mandy - posted on 02/03/2010




There is no time to be sick. I still take on all of the duties. Now I just had surgery yesterday, and hubby took off work to help out. He is mainly doing just kid duty with my 2, 3 and 5 yo. I don't think he's getting to the chores but that takes multitasking and practice. Tomorrow, I'm on my own and we'll see what I feel like doing. I'm sure hubby will appreciate me getting back on my feet and maybe he'll help me out more. I can only hope.

Virginia - posted on 02/03/2010




Spending to much time on facebook does turn the house to crap. But if your sick thats a different storey. You dont have time to be sick.

I have literaly (sp) been dying and had to drag myself out of bed, (husband has gone to work already) get the kids ready for school, hope not to throw up or anything worse as i drive them there. Then once home you can lie in bed.

Its handy having parents or neighbours that can help out for pick up.

Once i had my oldest child take the youngest into childcare because i couldnt get out of the car. He was about 8 at this time.

But thats the worst it can get.

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