Kryptonite: Men vs. Women

I really wanted to title this post: “Men Suck”. However, since my husband reads Mommyality, I thought that might not be in the best of my interests. Last night, at 12:45, I was woken by what I thought was an elephant dying. Turns out, it was my husband throwing up.

Kryptonite struck again. Oh, I knew it was coming. He came home from work, freezing and queasy and went straight to bed, getting up only at 10 pm to check on me and take a few sips of a Coca-Cola. I curled up with the family furnace, Peanut, and after finally getting my brain to shut off, was able to go to sleep. Then it started. For such a slender man, the sounds coming out of him sounded like something out of this world. Here is where I stop. My mom is a nurse and what would have been normal, everyday conversation in my house, is going to be TMI for you.

Peanut and I were dragging this morning as Dad woke us both up. So, after I shuttled him off to Safety Patrol (nothing like 10 degrees to wake you up!), I came home, made a pot of coffee and settled in for the Weather Channel. Tank dragged himself out of bed, came out to the living room and fixed himself a dainty little Winnie-the-Pooh cup full of water. After 15 hours of sleep, his eyes were clear, face smiling and he headed over to our desktop.


Yeah, I don’t get it either. He’s not really eaten anything today, just been sipping on water, but other than he “feels fine” and wants pizza for dinner. Seriously? Pizza? I wanted to ask him “Who are you? The Grand Poobah of the Cast Iron Stomach Brigade?” Mine started Friday and I am still gingerly dancing around most things edible.

So yes, my Kryptonite is certainly not his. Which makes me think that Superman was just a big old baby. After all, if Tank gets a cold, he complains for days. However, if it involves food? I guess that’s truly what he meant when he said what he wanted in a wife: “a woman with manners, morals and can cook”. His stomach knows no bounds!

 Lisa Frame has been blogging since 2002. Mommyality is where she tells it like it is. Real life parenting for real parents. No warm fuzzies here, just the shell shocked adventure of a Momma raising a tween boy in a suddenly smelly world. Read more from this author


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