July 12, 2012

Seven Ages of the Married Cold

When I was still in college, I’ve read and heard this article several times already and I find it funny.

First Year: “Sugar dumpling, I’m really worried about my baby girl. You’ve got a bad sniffle and there’s no telling about these things with all this strep going around. I’m putting you in the hospital this afternoon for a general checkup and a good rest. I know the food’s lousy, but I’ll be bringing your meals in from Rossini’s. I’ve already got it all arranged with the floor superintendent.”

Second Year: “Listen darling, I don’t like the sound of that cough. I’ve called Doc Miller and asked him to rush over here. Now you go to bed like a good girl, please, just for papa.”

Third Year: “Maybe you’d better lie down, honey; nothing like a little rest when you feel lousy. I’ll bring you something. Have you got any canned soup?”

Fourth Year: “Now look dear, be sensible. After you’ve fed the kids, washed the dishes, and finished the floors, you’d better lie down.”

Fifth year: “Why don’t take a couple of aspirin?”

Sixth year: “I wish you would just gargle something instead of sitting around all evening barking like a seal.”

Seventh year: “For Pete’s sake, stop sneezing! Are you trying to give me pneumonia?”

But now that I’m married for six years, I can somehow relate to this article. You may find it funny but it is the reality. Things do really change over the years. I wasn’t feeling well (hyperacidity attack) yesterday but I still went to school to accompany my son, went home to drink my medicine, cook our food and eat before I could rest. 


  1. Hi hi. That is mothers ate for:)

  2. LOL! I kick my husband when he has the sniffles plus the words "arte mo!". I'm on my 12th year of marriage so I get a pass. ;)


    1. i have to wait for 6 more years before i could do that!. =)

  3. Hehehe! Ganun naman yata talaga. Although, I'd kick me husband if he ever did that to me. =)

  4. Oh I am soooo blessed! My husband is kinder and sweeter the longer we are married! 16 years now! Such a funny joke, but when it's true, not funny anymore! :^( Patsy from

    1. you're so lucky! thanks for the visit! =D

  5. Ganun naman yata talaga habang tumatagal ang pagsasama. Imbes na maging sweet minsan inisan na. hehehe!