Monday, November 24, 2008
Everybody is Different
Since Friday night I have had a fever off and on, chills, aches and pains, etc. Basically, pretty miserable. Growing up, when I was sick or anything, I got a lot of love from my mom, she would make me soup, let me stay home from school, check on me regularly. In fact, one time, when I was little, I was home for a few days with the flu or something and when I was all better and able to go back to school, I started crying and told my mom that I was going to miss her so much, and she let me stay home one more day! Yeah, I pretty much worked it! Totally different being an adult and married. Scott told me that in his family, you suck it up when you are sick and still go to school...I got to thinking over the weekend while I was living on the couch, feeling awful, "Am I weak sauce?" "If Scott felt the same way, he would probably still go and study, and just get over it." So, those were my thoughts. Now, I know that guys and girls get treated differently and neither way is right or wrong. I just found myself falling back into the, "Im helpless," mode, "please pay attention to me." I know, pretty pathetic, huh? It's not like Scott could take away the fever, or aches. Plus he had a massive paper due today, which kept him pretty much glued to the computer and up until 2AM this morning. He told me that when he was in 4th or 7th grade, he wasnt feeling well and his mom said that he could stay home from school. By 10:00AM, he was feeling just fine. He even said at one point that he smiled, thinking, "This is awesome." Vivian, I don't know if you knew about that one. :) I have so many friends/family members that just buck it up when they get sick, but for some reason, when I get sick, I just want to chill and not do anything. Ha...Scott said it was also a mindset...maybe it is? I was trying to figure out if I could think my way out of the fever. You always hear of people doing things like that. Basically I am rambling now. Maybe I was babied too much (love you mom..) or maybe I just do not have a high threshold for pain and discomfort?? Who knows...I am, however, feeling much better. My eyeballs don't feel like they are going to pop out of my head anymore!