When You Turn 31…

I caught a cold this weekend.

I know! So what.

Mom’s get sick all the time, deal with it.

I took Tuesday off to recover, blow my nose 100 million times, snort, smear Vaseline all over my raw nostrils, and take exuberant amounts of meds.

But I did not feel rested.

My hubs’ boss thought he was being kind when he gave him the day off to “take care of the little woman.”

AND since we were both home the toddler couldn’t go to daycare.


I attempted to sleep in but was woken by the sounds of a vacuum beside me because he thought I would appreciate a clean house.

After a quick glare and a few choice words I fell back into my drugged slumber.

Only to be startled awake a few minutes later by the crushing sounds of the coffee grinder.

To make a long story short I went back to work today in order to get some rest.

I was not surprised when the sweet man I live with turned to me in the car this evening and announced that he was sick.

That he needed to be taken care of.

His claims were so ridiculous I had to keep public record:

If he takes the day off tomorrow I’m taking the day off to re-paint the house.

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46 Responses to When You Turn 31…
  1. Galit Breen
    October 13, 2011 | 6:57 am

    Oh the man cold.


    Get some rest at work today, you!


    • multitaskingmumma
      October 13, 2011 | 8:22 am

      I had to stay home…
      The man cold took over my whole house all night and no one slept.

  2. Mark
    October 13, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Enjoy! But sorry, it starts with an ad.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 13, 2011 | 8:21 am

      OMG Mark THAT is awesome!! I laughed so hard because it’s TRUE!
      I love it.
      Thanks for brightening my day.

  3. Jenn@Fox in the City
    October 13, 2011 | 7:55 am

    If he is off might I suggest steam cleaning the carpets or something equally loud! Crazy, sweet man!

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 13, 2011 | 8:16 am

      I feel kind of bad because he really is sick. I think he might have food poisoning…
      But I don’t feel bad enough to take down the post hehehe

  4. Amy
    October 13, 2011 | 9:38 am

    I really think men shouldn’t be allowed to get sick. They are ridiculous.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 2:09 pm

      If they do get sick they should be forced to go to their mothers.
      When we get sick there should be a pool of money from the government to assist us with our children.

  5. Kimberly
    October 13, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Oh they are such vaginas…seriously

    • Leigh Ann
      October 13, 2011 | 11:41 pm


    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 2:02 pm

      I love that you come over and use words such as vagina on my blog.
      It makes me smile.

  6. Amber
    October 13, 2011 | 11:31 am

    I will come help make plenty of noise while he is resting. 🙂

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 2:00 pm

      open invite sister!

  7. Sue the Desperate Housemommy
    October 13, 2011 | 11:42 am

    OK. I’ll be the voice of dissent here. For although men are whiny, helpless things when they are sick? At least *yours* is amusing.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 1:59 pm

      You are so sweet!
      It’s true, he keeps me laughing, even when he’s full of boogers.

  8. Stephanie
    October 13, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    Hahahaha! You totally should paint the house. I am super sick right now too. And do you think the husband has offered to let me take a nap or deal with the kids baths?!?!? NO!!! But if he gets sick he will be in bed all the time and think he should be catered to.

    I do not get this!

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 1:58 pm

      i hope you feel better soon. Being sick as a mom is worse than I ever imagined.

  9. Kimberly
    October 13, 2011 | 2:20 pm

    Ugh, the man cold. It can drive a person crazy.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 1:58 pm

      Preach it sister!
      I think I have gone crazy!

  10. Sweaty
    October 13, 2011 | 6:21 pm

    Sorry that you’ve caught the flu bug, girl. Hope you feel better soon. And yeah, a sick husband is worse than a crybaby, don’t cha think? It’s like they can’t function properly just because they caught the cold. Sheesh.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 1:57 pm

      they’re used to their mommy’s taking care of them
      I, sir, am not his mommy.

  11. Leigh Ann
    October 13, 2011 | 11:44 pm

    This is the best. Post. Ever! I cracked up and read it to C, but seriously, he does the same damn thing! Wah wah wah.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 1:56 pm

      He’s hilarious, even when he’s sick, and impossible to argue with.

  12. Jessica
    October 14, 2011 | 1:27 am

    The man cold is always terrible as is the man staying home to take care of the sick woman. Go to work and take the sweet kid to daycare. Mom needs REST.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 1:56 pm

      I do need rest! I SO DO!!
      A whole week of this cold is enough!

  13. Ali
    October 14, 2011 | 6:56 am

    Oh shut it you big baby! I will admit, Jeff is pretty good when he’s sick. I’m more of the wimp.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 1:55 pm

      Brian says I’m a wimp too but I don’t get to lay in bed the whole day.

  14. KLZ
    October 14, 2011 | 10:05 am

    Paint? You should powerwash the deck. Something nice and loud.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 1:55 pm

      I need to go buy a powerwasher ASAP!

  15. Cathy
    October 14, 2011 | 3:49 pm

    I have home made turkey soup. Want some?

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 1:53 pm


  16. Kate
    October 14, 2011 | 4:03 pm

    I shouldn’t be laughing, but this post was pretty funny!

    I hope the whole house starts to feel better soon!

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 1:53 pm

      Thank you… I really hope we start feeling better soon too. One week is long enough.

  17. Alison@Mama Wants This
    October 15, 2011 | 12:54 am

    Hahahaha!! I remember your series of tweets about what he was saying, it was hilarious. On the plus side, it makes good blog fodder!

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 1:52 pm

      It’s true, you were the inspiration behind my post!

  18. Jessica
    October 15, 2011 | 6:45 am

    Oh I don’t think you should repaint, I think you should blow dry your hair next to him, maybe turn on a drill and watch a movie really loudly.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 1:51 pm

      Oh you have some awesome ideas!! Have you done this before??

    • Lennie
      April 12, 2012 | 8:44 am

      It’s been raining here too. Boo. And guess what, today it tacually snowed!!! At the end of May?!?! COME ON. Mother Nature is not being very nice, is she?! 😡

  19. Nic
    October 15, 2011 | 7:59 am

    Too funny!!!! Totally how it goes! Good luck 🙂

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 15, 2011 | 1:51 pm

      ha! Thanks.. I need someone to come take care of me now.

  20. Jen Has A Pen
    October 16, 2011 | 8:04 pm

    I swear to you… I’M HAVING THAT EXACT SAME WEEKEND! I have felt like dog shit and George has been “helping” me feel better. I wish he had a guys weekend planned of some sort. Damn him. I hope you are feeling better, btw!!!

  21. Robin @ Farewell, Stranger
    October 16, 2011 | 9:18 pm

    This slays me. I still can’t believe you didn’t get a sick day. I’ma come kick his ass, ok?

  22. Jamie
    October 17, 2011 | 11:11 pm

    Boys are such babies when they are men… once mine said, “I’m going to call my Mom” and I politely threw the phone at him.

  23. Julie @ mamamash
    October 20, 2011 | 8:35 pm

    It’s normally just like that around here, except this week I got a virus and completely shut down for 24 hours. Hubs did everything, and then the next day, when we were on our 14 hour trek home, HE got sick.

    He desecrated every restroom up the Texas/Ark/Missouri state lines. And didn’t whine once.

    He was probably too busy retching though.

    Glad you are all better!

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 24, 2011 | 9:13 pm

      I’m so freakin’ glad you’re back.
      I missed you.

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