Tuesday, February 27, 2007

marriage vows

Marriage vows. How seriously should they be taken? For the most part I agree with them though I didn’t agree to obey hubby. I rarely obey anyone. I am very easy going till someone gives me a direct order, especially given with a shitty tone, then I rebel. I do agree with the forsaking all others part..no sense in spreading icky diseases except back and forth between the two of you. The one part that I find I am having trouble with is the in sickness and in health part. Now mind you, I have willingly and with much love nursed hubby through a nearly fatal MRSA infection after a "routine" arthroscopy at our local hospital. This is a very long story that I will post at another time…this MRSA is a scary thing. Anyway, I digress. You see hubby is home with what seems like a pretty crappy case of bronchitis, lots of mucus and wheezing going on here these days. I have been a dutiful wife, bringing cheer and the occasional chicken soup to his bedside, rarely letting him see me recoil when he spews disgusting fungi every time he coughs. My problem?…I draw the line when he is sleeping on MY PILLOW! He sees nothing wrong with using mine if it can make him more comfortable. Mind you this is a man that has 4, yes 4, pillows. I have 1. When I went to bed last night my soft feather pillow that allows me to sleep peacefully was under his snot ridden head. Thankfully he had to get up to go to the bathroom and I scooped up my pillow, went to the closet and put 2 new pillow cases on it, after removing the one that was his viral catch basin. I then went to bed half pissed because I wondered if the germs had worked their way into the interior feathers and I was going to get sick even with new pillow cases. This morning when I got up I performed a very sneaky maneuver. As I arose slowly, I "accidentally" dropped my pillow off my side of the bed (the floor HAS to be cleaner than hubby at this point). I think he is probably sick enough that he won’t go looking for my pillow but just in case, I am headed to Bed Bath and Beyond this morning to buy myself a new pillow and some sort of pillowcase that he would hate to have under his snotty head. Mind you I am not a Howie Mandel type of germiphobe but in my opinion under no circumstances should a person ever use another persons pillow, toothbrush, underwear, and I will even go as far as not sharing eating utensils or double dipping a half chewed chip or carrot back into a community dip bowl~~it is just gross. My kids share my feelings, (momma has taught them well) and will verbally chastise anyone they see committing any of the germ sins.

11 comments:

DD said...

I am more germophobic once Mr. DD gets sick. I feel myself recoil everytime he hacks.

I have a tip, though, that could save your pillow: vodka.

Vodka in a spray bottle; spray on fabric. It disenfects and leaves no odor.

Seriously.

OHN said...

DD-How many sprays for the pillow and how many sprays for me? ;)

Beagle said...

I know a sick husband is NOT a funny matter, but this post did make me laugh a bit.

I too had "obey" stricken from the vowes and had I thought of it back then I would have added something about germs too!


I hope you avoid catching the hideous virus/bug!

steph said...

This makes me laugh! Although not a germaphobe, I am a smellaphobe. Hubby sweats when he sleeps and I HAVE to keep our pillows seperate. Can't sleep if it smells like him. He thinks I'm crazy, but oh well...
Hope he's feeling better soon and you find that obnoxious pillow case.
Oh, I've 'accidentally' dropped my pillow on the floor every weekend morning for 5 years.

Nickie said...

ewwww! Make him stop! Last week, DH and I were both sick at the same time and I slept in the guest room so we wouldn't make each other even more sick. Do NOT want to share a pillow with a sickie! Yuck.

Colette said...

Love you blog! We are looking to adopt, so it is nice to see that you have adopted children too! Hugs and Blessings!

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I can relate soooo well to this. YOu made me laugh though.

O Mama Mia said...

I love how a post titled "Marriage Vows" is all about a snotty pillow! LMAO! That's great!!
I'll "amen" all of your sentiments about not sharing & definitely NOT double-dipping. I don't care if you are my offspring, I do not want your saliva in my hummus, thankyouverymuch!
I am sorry your hub is so sick, though. Tis the season I think.

The Independent Urologist said...

Smart idea. Pillows spread colds back and forth. When I'm sick, my wife makes me sleep in the attic. Sometimes, she makes me sleep in the attic even when I'm fine. Just kidding. Thanks for the help on my project.

The Independent Urologist said...

Thanks for the post. It did make sense to me, but I think there are easier, mass produced ways. It has to be so easy to use that my computer illiterate staff can do it. I don't think they could use a mySQL server database. Or maybe they could. Thanks.

Stephanie said...

You are so funny! I completely agree...folks should keep their germs to themselves. Sure I would kiss my hubby but die if I had to use his toothbrush! Yuck!
Hope you don't get sick!