4.28.2010

This Is Why I Let Him Watch American Idol



How You Know Your Man Loves You

1. He stands by the kitchen door whispering your name at increasing volumes while you're watching Grey's Anatomy reruns. When you hear him and look up, he waves at you and does a little dance.

2. While folding laundry he produces three dryer balls and juggles them in the air. "Did you know I could do that? Did you?" he asks.

3. When the oven starts producing a smoke monster after a pineapple upside down cake gone awry, he brings you home a giant sandwich from the Safeway and a can of oven spray and even turns down a pick-up basketball game to get to scrubbing.

4. He sends you a text message to let you know that the realtor scheduled an open house at the stupidly early hour of 8:45AM. The first words of the text are, "Take a deep breath!"

5. He shouts "How hard is it for you to fold my shirts the way I want you to fold them?" and when you say "How do you want me to fold them, dingo?" he says "The way you taught me to fold them! It's your fault I want them this way!"

6. You (from the bedroom) text him (in the living room) requesting a snack, and he brings you freshly heated dinner leftovers and a kiss.

40 comments :

  1. That was a really sweet piece!! Step 5 is the sweetest though... along with your man of corzzz!!:)

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  2. 1. Cups of tea just materialize next to me.

    2. He calls me Sprocket.

    3. He gave me a baby.

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  3. Love this. Great post Nat!

    He gets up in the middle of the night to get an extra blanket even though he wasn't feeling the cold... in fact I'm pretty sure he was SOUND asleep. And because he doesn't say anything and simply gives me THAT look when I hatch a new plan but doesn't say a word. Crazy or not.

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  4. So sweet! I should do a post like this about my hubs. It's good to dwell on his great characteristics.

    He says "yes" to my last-minute plans. He forages for food when I have taken a week-long cooking break. He willingly discusses car stuff with my enthusiastic dad, just because I want to be at my parent's house, so I can make my sister giggle.

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  5. ahaha aww this is great. I want a Grey's Anatomy dance! does the holbs teach lessons..?

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  6. Nat...
    You're the best Chick Flick I've ever 'watched'!

    So sweet!

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  7. He thinks every inane and crazy thing I do is hysterical, including; The Skippie Dance, The Paquito Dance, and my imitations of several different dogs in the neighborhood. And he still married me!

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  8. Nawwwww, I don't think I can top that. That's some kind of love right there.

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  9. 1. Every time he takes the 4:00 AM shift with the baby.

    2. He lets me have the last Diet Coke.

    3. Last night, he let me switch away from the Cubs game to watch Glee!! :)

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  10. 1. He doesn't fuss when I get out of bed to sleep on the couch because he snores too loud.
    2. He cooks. All the time. I watch Food Network and say "that looks good" and within minutes he's off to get supplies to start cooking it.
    3. He scrapes my windows for me in the winter.
    4. He meets me for lunch, then "escorts" me back to my office so no one can pull out in front of me in traffic. (he's a retired cop)

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  11. You picked a good one, didn't you? :)

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  12. 1. He texts me from the driving range to tell me that he loves me and that I saved his golf swing...even though I don't know how I possibly could have saved his golf swing.

    2. After casually mentioning that I love Thai curry, Thai curry paste magically appears in our cabinet...even though he's never actually had Thai curry before.

    3. He sets the DVR to tape Jeopardy for me every day.

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  13. uuugghhhh, that's so sweet. i'm going to barf. :)

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  14. Ok, can I have another turn? I thought of one...

    When my body fell to pieces, he lifted me from bed to bath to soak my aching body, and then out again, and dried and dressed me so gently. Every day. For months.

    Thanks for making me remember, Nat.

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  15. He says, "Go take a nap, I'll make dinner."

    When he gets home after an 11 hour day, he says, "Go out with your friends, you need a break."

    And he brings me home super big gulps of Diet Dr. Pepper when he knows it's been a long day.

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  16. Ahh! I just found out Mitch can juggle too! I had NO idea! Who is this stranger in my bed?? Good to know if the whole career in finance thing doesn't work out, he can always fall back on the fine art of street performance.

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  17. Siiiigh. I need me a Holbs. And apparently more so, I need me a Mormon husband - y'all got good men!

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  18. This is such a sweet post! Thank you! It is so pleasant to start the day thinking nice, warm-fuzzy,loving thoughts about my husband - I truly am lucky!

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  19. That's so sweet! I can't say yet, because I haven't been in love, but if he's willing to car dance and watch old Disney movies with me, then I think I would know. ;-)

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  20. He's totally supportive of me quittin my (professional salary) job so I can spend my last two years of kid-at-home motherhood AT HOME with my teenage son, his stepson, even though it slashes our income in almost half.

    Just typing this actually brought tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat. It is the greatest gift I have ever received.

    I plan to truly make him King of our Castle, you can bet!

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  21. I just wanted to tell you that my husband's birthday is Christmas Day, and he always feels a little left out. This year I decided to make his favorite dessert--pineapple upside-down cake--for Christmas. But I had a mishap, and the smoke monster in our kitchen was so big that the neighbors called the fire department! I feel like we are connected by our errant pineapple upside-down cakes. Wouldn't Anne swoon? :)

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  22. He lets me sleep with earplugs and gets up whenever Miss Wakey-Wakey decides to socialize at 2:00 in the morning. That is LOVE, my friends!!! Because Karl loves sleep as much as I do. What a good guy.

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  23. Princess ButtercupApril 28, 2010

    Um, Nat? Does Holbs have an older, single brother?

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  24. After I had surgery for my tubal pregnancy, Hubs totally took care of the house, cooking, cleaning, the dog, and helped me in and out of bed every single day until the soreness wore off even though he didn't HAVE to get up as early as me. He even carried me places when I felt weak or started aching. Plus, he calls me "Shorty" because I'm eight inches shorter than him and he thinks it's cute. LOL :) But I don't think he can juggle... hmmmm

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  25. PS... He didn't cry or act pitiful (like me) for TWO whole weeks after the tubal. He was my brave knight until he thought I was feeling ALL better and then he finally had a tear. I HAD to hug him for that. I had no idea he held it in for so long!

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  26. I came home Tuesday to find a shoe box all decorated called a "Because I love you box" and filled with little goodies that I like. Then he re-filled it for Wednesday!

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  27. 1. He puts up with my grouchiness in the morning.

    2. He always accepts my apologize after I'm grouchy.

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  28. 1. He gets into bed after a long shift at the hospital, cracks his toes, fluffs his pillow and let's out a deep sigh. And then I'll say " oh crap I forgot my water" and he jumps out of bed to get a fresh glass for me.". He'll even get me water in the night if he is asleep already. After 18 yrs that is love.
    2. Everytime somebody on Grey's has sex at the hospital he leans over and says "I promise I have never had sex in the fill in the blank ( on call room, air vent, patients room, morgue etc).". It's one of the ways he tells me he's been faithful.
    3. He forces me to listen to new songs that he hears on his commute and tells me why they remind him of me or our daughters.
    4. On Sundays when I want to sleep he opens the blinds all the way with a flourish and sings "the day dawn is breaking" at the top of his lungs until I get up for church.

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  29. Mine keeps his mouth shut (most of the time) about the hours I spend "working," especially because it doesn't pay...yet. Oh, and late-night frozen yogurt on his way home from work rocks too.

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  30. He sings to me...all the time...learns songs to play and sign with his acoustic guitar, just for me! AND even learned a song or two for our 2 year old! How fun is that?!

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  31. we're on our second round of iui and almost every day he touches my belly and says 'i hope you're in there, baby.' pretty much my favorite thing ever.

    also, he reads my blog. which is pretty rad. (the him reading it part...not saying my blog is rad. but isn't it?) :)

    xo, em

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  32. This post is full of truisms.

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  33. My husband sat here and listened to me read the entire post and all of the replies and laughed and "awed" with me! He buys me flowers on crazy occasions like Halloween and Thanksgiving, tells me how cute my voice is when I am sick, buys me egg drop soup when I don't feel well even though it makes him get stuck in traffic, and even took pictures of me planting my peach trees this weekend so I could put them on my blog! He dances with me in the kitchen, sends me voicemails with songs that remind him of me and texts me love notes at work.

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  34. 1. Even though he SAYS he's going to unpause the TV show whenever I'm taking too long on some other activity, he always finds a reason not to. Multiple reasons if my timing is way off.

    2. We don't get a TV signal, so we watch our TV shows on the internet the day after they play on TV. Jeremy loves me so much that he keeps his mouth completely shut on the topic of Survivor even though he googles it while he is at work and already knows who got out, and even though he is DYING to discuss his theories of why everything worked out the way it did.

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  35. I heart this post.

    There are too many to really list but:
    -gets up to burp and change the baby after I feed him
    -will get out of bed as many times as is necessary to assure me that all of the doors are locked
    -walks in the door after work and takes both kids off of my hands
    -offers to watch the kids and tells me to go lay down/get out of the house/go see a friend/etc.

    He's the best.

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  36. He still reaches for my hand across the car...

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  37. i want all of these.... :) someday i will!

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  38. AnonymousMay 02, 2010

    I love Grey's Anatomy! (I thought I was the only one left.) And I love your blog.

    -Krista (you know, from high school)

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  39. Right now? I'm so mad at him I can't think of anything even remotely sweet to say about him. Hmn.

    He does the laundry. But I'm working and he's not so it's his responsibility now anyway.

    That's all I got. Ask me again tomorrow when I'm not miffed. LOL

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