Friday, April 23, 2010

In Sickness and In Health

As it turns out, while I was running away from Responsibility the other day, I was running blindly into the arms of Diarrhea. (What? You didn't want to know that?)

EPIC diarrhea.

The kind of diarrhea that has you pulling your hair, shaking your head, moaning, and saying, "There can't possibly be anything left in there to poop out!"

Ryan is really at his best when I'm sick. He came home from work Wednesday to find me on the couch with a look of agony on my face. "Does it help to have that look on your face?" he asked.

Yes, actually, it does.

At my request, he made mashed potatoes for me to eat. He walked into the family room where I was stationed (a short sprint from the bathroom) and held the bowl out to me, leaning with the rest of his body, turning his head away, to keep outside my germ space bubble.

"Thanks," I groaned.

"Don't touch me," he said softly, handing it off and shuddering.

It was a beautiful moment between us.

12 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Aaah, very tender.

Hope you feel better soon!

Becky said...

I'm married to Mr. Germ-a-phobe himself. I've been battling a cold this past week and I'm pretty sure the only contact we've had was when he gave me a little pat on my head. And then I saw him reach for his bottle of hand sanitizer. Get better soon!

Christy said...

Thanks for this. I laughed HARD! Hope you get over it soon.

Sarah said...

Loved the laugh. Thanks.

Hannah said...

haha! Oh my goodness. You husband sounds like me!

I hope you start feeling better.

Travelin'Oma said...

Did you breathe on the computer keys??

(My word verification is poodir. I'd preface that with "Don't . . ."

littlegypsy. said...

hahaha! hope you feel better.

MiaKatia said...

Oh no! I hope you are feeling better. I am just like Ryan, don't come near me when you are sick (at least for the hubby I have a degree more tenderness with the kids, but only slightly.).

Kami said...

What a guy! I feel the same about Kyle when I'm sick.

I hope you're over it, yuck!

Keith said...

One word - loperamide
Buy it at Wal-Mart.
4 bucks.
Take TWO (not 1 and then wait a few hours....TAKE TWO).
You'll never leave home without it.

tiburon said...

So glad he was there to tend to you.

And that will teach you to shirk responsibility!

Omgirl said...

Oh dear! I didn't think it was contagious through blogs. But maybe we shouldn't smooch over the internet so much anymore.

May you get better quickly. (Or else very slowly with a 5 lb weight loss.)

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