Homemade blankets + soup = he's gonna make it.
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So, we're sick. Not me, specifically, but Mr. T has caught
a the cold.
Mr. T is a member of the National Guard; a trained marksman. He can do about 50 more pushups than I can (zero), and he built portions of our house with his bare hands. Also, the sniffles are his kryptonite.
At first sneeze, that knight in shining armor is quickly reduced to a pool of blubber and Kleenex on the couch. He's daintily coughing into his hand and I have all the compassion of looking over at him and chiding 'Merman!'. But no matter how silly this buff guy looks mulling over his own demise, it's still my duty to take care of him. His 'condition' is nothing some hot tea and Nyquil can't fix, but we'll play along and try not to snicker when he asks quietly with mortal concern, "Honey... is pneumonia contagious?"
In addition to providing hot liquids and feigned sympathy, a few handmade keepsakes are necessary for the short road to recovery. I firmly believe that surrounding my husband with homemade blankets had a heavy hand in his miraculous rebound. While the mucus flow was definitely authentic, what this grown man really needed was a day off of work to be truly babied. Let's just keep it to one day a year.
As we enter winter, it's important to have some handmade blankies at the ready. Here are some quick handmade blankets you can make to help aid the sick... whether it's an authentic flu situation or the big baby sniffles.