When Mom has a cold, life goes on as normal. She gets to blow her nose with one hand while holding a baby determined to steal the tissue with her other arm. She drives to and from childrens' eye doctors, Girl Scouts, karate and school activities. She nurses and holds a teething baby all night long while Dad snores.
When Dad has a cold he stays drunk on ‘makes you sleep’ cold medicine and sleeps for 2 to 4 days and nights straight.