Man Flu

3 Mar

We have been blessed with the man-flu since yesterday morning. Said man had been spluttering and coughing for days but blamed it on hay fever and smoke smog from China. Yesterday morning however, he woke up melting and shivering with a 39°C temperature. I had little time to be sympathetic as I had to do all the morning shit, take the kids to drop off points and kindy and then race home to walk the  dog and do as much housewife shit as I could before leaving at 9:15 for an entire day of kinder and school PTA, followed by back to back English classes.

It was a bit manic so I just banished him to the alter room and kind of threw in a few yoghurts and whatnot. He took himself to the clinic we he tested positive for influenza A, which is what Ryu had. I’m surprised I haven’t been hit yet, but then do think perhaps virus unable to survive in so much wine.

Granny K isn’t too keen on getting it either so the ancestors have been somewhat neglected for the last 48 hours – although she did make an effort to appease them by making hub turn his futon around so his feet weren’t facing the alter – which we ALL know is a definite no no and extremely rude to the gold plated alter and any ancestors that may or may not be wafting around the incensed room.

Despite the kids not being allowed to see him, I have been checking in on him, refilling his water bottle, taking him meals and filling his request this evening for a cup of sake to be bought so he could make himself some tamago-zake before bed. Tamago-zake is basically heating up some sake and then adding egg and maybe a bit of sugar, I’m not sure. Regardless, it is a much snottier and more revolting version of egg-nog that hub swears by when it comes to cold and flu remedies.

He still has to be off work tomorrow but I have a translation in so at least I won’t have to pretend to be busy incase he’s lying there calculating exactly how much of what I do each day! I don’t know if he was but just to be on the safe side I only played Jelly Smash in the car – the oh, five times I had to go out taking Granny K to hinamatsuri at the kinder, picking her up from hinamatsuri at the kinder, taking her to the supermarket, picking up Ryu, picking up Shou and Marina, taking all kids to soccer… …. and in 40 minutes, picking them back up again. And then I don’t have to do any more bloody tripping around the place today. Huu bloody rah.

Will celebrate with wine.





4 Responses to “Man Flu”

  1. Grace March 3, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

    Ugh – nothing worse than a man with flu! Hope he recovers quickly……

    • gaijinwife March 4, 2016 at 12:27 am #

      Thanks Grace. He is up and about today – which is not conducive to the quiet room I wanted to get this translation done!

  2. Lianne March 4, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    Ah yes, the dreaded man-cold/flu. This translates to every country doesn’t it? 🙂

  3. Ann March 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm #

    Men are so helpless somethime 😀 I don’t know about your hub,but mine tends to be like a little child when he is sick 😀

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