"Man Flu" is real, and here's why


My wife and I had a full, kid free day planned today since we both had the day off for Veteran's Day. We were planning on having a nice lunch and movie while the kids were at school. That did not happen because I feel like complete crap.

Both of my kids have been sick over the last couple of weeks so now it was my turn. This blog is not about the Harvard study that proves "man flu" could be real. I will not point out that "Testosterone may play a role, as men with the highest levels tended to have a lower antibody response. A better antibody response may lessen the severity of flu." Or, "In at least one study reviewing six years of data, men were hospitalized with the flu more often than women."

This is not about that. This is about how resilient moms and kids are. I feel so helpless and pathetic because of how bad I feel. Kids will whine a little more, but are overall happy and go on with their lives like nothing is wrong. I realized if my 2 and 4 year old felt anything like how I feel right now; they are total badasses. They both only stayed home from school for one day! If I didn't have the day off today there is no way I could have or wanted to work! Both of my kids WANTED to go back to school! The resiliency of kids never ceases to amaze me! They haven't learned to feel sorry for themselves yet so they aren't pathetic like us. We can learn a lot of them.

Also, I want to shoutout all the moms. My wife is a rockstar, and even more so when she gets sick! She goes out of her way to make sure I'm taken care of, as well as the kids. She doesn't miss a beat when she is sick. She continues to work and be a kick ass mom while fighting off the sickness. I know that goes for all moms out there! 

I just wanted to write a quick blog to thank all the moms and kids out there for being awesome. Being sick sucks, but they teach us how to stop being pitiful. Also, one last thank you to all the Veteran's on their day! If you have time, check out this blog written by our own Marine.


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