Friday, July 5th, 2013
Even though I’m sure your honey is awesome at being woken up in the middle of the night to satisfy yet another one of your pregnancy cravings, Yin Yong in Chongqing, China, wins the prize for most devoted husband. When he woke up at 2 am and saw that his two-story home had been flooded, and his kitchen was underwater, he swam 500 meters across a flooded river (That’s Michael Phelps-level swimming—five laps in an Olympic-size pool!) to find hot rice and salted vegetables for his 5-month-pregnant wife. Roundtrip it took him one hour of swimming, and on the return trip he was carrying a tray filled with food over his head to ensure nothing got soggy. Talk about a workout!
Pregnant women know that pregnancy cravings are no joke. They can strike at any hour of the day, and can range from sweet to savory to spicy and tart. Or you might even want all of those taste sensations at once—and that’s your prerogative!
I know I was craving donuts one minute and salt & vinegar potato chips the next, and I wanted to wash it all down with something spicy, so I’d add sriracha to a Ziploc bag full of chips and shake it up, Mexican street food-style.
It’s up to the poor guys in our lives’ to fill every last craving no matter how weird or how late it is, because you do not want to evoke the wrath of a pregnant woman in need of an ice cream-dipped pickle! (Cue images of Khaleesi’s fire-breathing dragons on Game of Thrones.)
TELL US: What has been your craziest pregnancy craving you’ve sent your partner out to find?
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