Tuesday, September 15, 2009

how do I love thee? hold on honey, I'll blog about it...

To my kids: you may want to skip this post (I'm gonna talk mushy about dad, so just move on. I don't want to listen to you say teenager things to me later like "eewwww Mom! Now I'll have to go look at something really inappropriate just to get that image out of my head"--yes Mac said that to me once--don't worry she was kidding!)

So a little birdie told me (I'm not naming names- so don't even try asking) that I might pick on my husband too much in my blog.

As I've said before, he's a manly man, so I didn't worry too much about it.

It's all in good fun. Right?

I mean, if there's anything I can't stand it's stumbling on a blog and finding....

"Welcome to my perfect life!" *insert picture of pretty house here with beautiful gardens-not a speck of dust or a weed to be found anywhere-I dare you to look closely!*

"Here is my perfect husband!" *insert picture of stud muffin here with bulging muscles holding a perfect bouquet of flowers- so we can see how romantic his studliness is*

"Here are my perfect children!" *insert picture of 2.3 kids who are dressed in matching outfits and have big sweet doe eyes and they do everything their perfect mother asks without ever throwing a temper tantrum in Wal Mart*

"Here is the perfect meal I made last night, and it was a big hit!" *insert picture of food that no normal tot would touch*

"Here are all the handmade place cards I made for our Tuesday evening dinner to match all the handwoven table linens I made last night in between reading my sweet, angelic children bedtime stories, massaging my studly husbands massive muscles, and saving a kitten from a house fire next door" *insert picture of me vomiting*

Sorry, I hope I didn't offend anyone, but that's just not me.

Nothing in my life is perfect and I have a hard time believing there is anyone out there that has a real life like that.

In fact, I think it probably discourages a lot more women than it encourages.

Don't get me wrong, I like to look at pretty things and the creative things some women do. It's just when it's all just "too perfect".

My blog isn't about the perfect husband or kids or house.

But I need something to blog about.

So I tend to poke fun at my family a little. I was hoping that maybe we could all sympathize together, maybe laugh at ourselves. I would never intentionally hurt someones feelings...I definitely don't want to give anyone the idea that my hubby is a jerk or anything. He's not.

Now, just to set the record straight now I'm gonna tell you what a great guy my hubby is. (you can click this window shut now if you're like me and don't want to read a bunch of mushy stuff--I'll see ya tomorrow--I'll make some more fun of my dear family then).

Ok then, how to begin? A list, yeah lists are easy (since this seems to be harder than I thought. Maybe I don't compliment my hubby enough. I'm really not purposefully putting this off. I'm just rambling, sometimes I do that)

Reasons why I think my husband is a great guy
(this list is in no order of importance or at all inclusive-just so ya know).

1. He's hot. Yeah, after 19 yrs of marriage he still makes my heart go pitter-patter and my knee go weak (especially when he's holding a power tool!)


2. He's a really good dad (that's part of the reason I married him. When I saw how he took care of Nae when I was a single mom, I melted)

No mullet jokes please

3. He's the "yang" to my "yin" or "we work well together" or we complement each other. He makes up for my "quirky personality traits". I like to think I do the same for his. You get my meaning.

4. He's a great provider for our family. He works hard and gives his best to everything he does.

5. He a handy man extraordinaire. He can fix anything or build anything. I find that extremely sexy.

6. He goes out of his way to spend time with me. He plans trips for just the two of us and arranges the childcare and everything.

7. He loves the Lord

I don't know why I choose this pic. (any excuse to show the tat?) it's a cross that's why

8. He always comes up with fun things to do with the kids one on one. Something that he knows they will love.

Well, I hope that sets the record straight. As I always say, I could go on but I won't.


WhisperingWriter said...

This was really sweet :)

Those perfect blogs also irk me. I just want to say, "Yeah but, surely your husband bugs the crap out of you sometimes, right?"

Michelle said...

AWE! That's precious. Now let me throw up....kidding! I love that you posted nice things about your husband.

I dont mind those blogs. And I hope I have a good medium of saying nice things and getting real.

Deborah said...

I am so far from perfect and my husband, well, my mother always said,if you have nothing nice to say, don't say it all!! LOL..but my life is so far from perfect that I kid my friends and say if I blog about my life I would have hundred's of followers because it is really like a soap opera! I totally understand where you are coming from! Debbie

Coolkayaker1 said...

Hey, I thought I was the perfect husband for my with Cathy, but hey, after reading your post, even I am now convinced your Mike is the ultimate hubby.

Hey hey, enjoy him, for one day, we will all be alone (like protagonist Dennis Shore, the recently widowed author in Ghostwriter). hey, did you see the Halloween authors at Barnes and Noble in October in my blog?

Have a wonderful evening!