October 22, 2008
Some differences in our house….
When I get sick, I give progress reports daily. “I feel a little tickle in my throat” or, “I think I might be getting a headache”.
When D gets sick, it comes on with no warning. One day he is fine, the next morning he can’t swallow.
When I get sick I chalk it up to “something going around” or a bug.
When D gets sick he wants a precise culprit. Ie: “Do you think it was that kid at dinner the other night? Do you think she was sick? Could it have infected me this quickly?”
When I get sick my activities include; laying on the couch, repositioning on the couch, and transitioning from couch to bed.
When D gets sick his activities include two hours of competitive hockey in the freezing cold.
When I get sick my diet consists of chicken soup, tea, chicken and rice soup and juice.
When D gets sick his diet consists of pizza, cookies and whatever else he normally eats.
When I get sick I subscribe to the ‘better living through chemistry’ mantra. I take Dayquil, Nyquil, Betweenquil and any other drug I can get my hands on to ease the symptoms.
When D gets sick he likes to tough it out as long as possible. D must be really sick because I think, I heard him take a Nyquil last night.