Today I’m playing along with Amy at Living Locurto‘s “get to know husbands” theme. The premise is that we get to know all about each other on these blogs, and sometimes we get to know people’s kids, but we rarely catch more than a glimpse of husbands. I know mine gets a mention here and there, but he probably comes across as a fictional excuse for a good anecdote more than a real person. I think today’s post will help you understand more of this man I married.
Husband was my friend for months before he became anything more. He is younger than me, and that was a major stumbling block to me when he said he wanted to be “more than friends.” After several attempts, he finally won the privilege of dating me (tongue planted firmly in cheek here). He said he knew he wanted to marry me after I read him a story out of the book “Frog and Toad are Friends” on the phone and started crying. It took me quite a bit longer than that.
Husband has some likes and dislikes, but very few “favorites.” He hates it when I send him those emails that ask a person to list their favorite everything. He is not brand loyal, except for to one thing: Blue Bunny Ice Cream.
Husband knows less about sports than his wife. She can regularly school him at golf, but not at basketball. He’s taller. He dislikes working out but does it anyway for his health, which makes me very happy.
What he does like is video games. I have to stop here before I get all rant-y about that.
We have a few loves in common: good art, the outdoors, reading, new and interesting food, and Anja (duh).
He is a very attentive and helpful father, but not what I would call doting (which is a good thing, in my book!). Anja loves her daddy very much, but she knows he means business when he tells her no.
He always gives the most thoughtful gifts, and it’s usually something I would never have asked for.
He can’t tell a lie to save his life, even when he’s trying really hard.
He’s a swell guy, my husband. And he’s not nearly as tough as he looks in this photo. How ’bout yours?