Monday, January 12, 2009

Husbands

For the record, I have like the best husband ever. Really. And besides, he reads my blog. tee-hee!

As do about 3 other men that I can think of. Other than that, it's pretty much estrogen-ville. So to you 4 guys, sorry.



To the women... do your husbands do things like this? I mean, it really isn't a bad idea, but you'd think he could at least pick pink rubberbands. Or 2 of the same color. I was such a typical wishy-washy woman, trying to decide if I should post this on Works for Me Wednesday, or on crazy husband quirks. What does that say about me? Hmmm....

It's no secret that we have 6 girls. And I assure you that I am not one of those moms that has girls always in the cutest clothes, clean faces, matching shoes, and big bows. Do you read my blog? Have you seen the kid with the sparkly red shoes and her night gown in our yard? But really, I try. I promise. I occasionally even spend FOREVER french braiding everyone's hair. Especially if we're leaving the house.

But really, when he dresses them.... my word! He can't even make sure they fit. I once came home from an all day shopping trip to find an 8 year old in the 4 year old's pants. We're talking I have no idea how she zipped those things, much less pulled them down when she needed to potty. Like I couldn't have pinched the material if I wanted to it was so slick tight. And then there was the length. Um, it's winter... there are no capri jeans out! Sheesh. I can't remember what the others were wearing, but it was like a swim suit with a dressy skirt and cowboy boots or something equally ridiculous. And I'm absolutely certain not one of the 6 had even attempted to brush their hair or their teeth. And I have one kid who ties her hair in these huge knots over night. Yes, lovely.

Where had they gone? Only all over town. To Wal-Mart. To the park. Ate out at Wendy's. I'm sure there were lots of funny looks. And think... my loving husband thought it was because every one was proud of him for taking all his kids out all by himself. And they probably did dote on him, and wonder what kind of a terrible wife and mother there was back at home, refusing to brush hair or provide appropriately sized clothes for her kids.

You want to marry him, don't you? Oh... right, you already have one a whole lot like him! ;)

8 comments:

Annie said...

I know, we get evil looks when our perfectly dressed and coifed children throw a tantrum, and they get sympathy for their poor dreaded wife who can't get the kids all together before they leave. Unfair, I say, Unfair.

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

that is so funny- because my dh does the same. He is fully aware of it and actually tells me the expectation is much lower when he has the girls in public. He KNOWS people will think he is a single Dad doing the best he can on his weekend visits. The general public will appreciate his minimal efforts! SIGH

Shelley @ SIMPLE Reviews said...

ha, we all know TJ tries hard at least!

deepfriedpicklesandicecream.wordpress.com said...

yeah I do have one just like him,except mine is completely colorblind to boot!!

Lou said...

You sure this wasn't Michael who did this. I have to buy just t-shirts and blue jeans for Kaylee. Poor thing but at least she can possibly half match this way.

Jennifer said...

You crack me up girl!! That so sounds just like that hubby of yours..lol!!! But he really is great and I know you mean the "best husband" thing too!!

dean said...

well geez. I'LL marry him...

lisa b said...

Oh my. Yes, I also have a good man. He cooks. Real cooking, not just heat-up-the-fishsticks cooking. I can't remember the last time I did his laundry. So -- yeah -- he's a keeper.

But did I ever tell you about the time that I left for a weekend and I came home to my two sweet little girls who were wearing the exact same clothes they had on when I left?

Yeah.

Men and clothes apparently do not live willingly on the same planet.