Monday, February 4, 2008

He Dropped a Bomb on Me

Or two. Maybe three.

First, when he told me about the sweet money we had riding on New England yesterday.

A dollar. One whole dollar.

Guess we won't be taking that family vacation this year after all.


Then when he told me he likes...

The Beehive!!


(Though you have to admit, I don't look half bad as a blond.)

But the biggest shocker of all...

Since the boy will be in kindergarten this fall, the man thinks I'll be going back to work.

Let's just say he's a jackass and leave it at that.

He does have one thing going for him (besides me, of course)...

Your Guy Is Not Pretty!

Your husband is more hetero than John Wayne. End of story.
While it may be hard to get him to go dancing or shopping...
You know that he can always stand up for and take care of you.
Which is waaaay more attractive than a few well placed highlights.

Guess I'll keep him. For now.


CamiKaos said...

go back to work while your little guy is in kindergarten... hahahahahahaaaa


K went half day until January and now she is in full day Kindergarten... Well, not today. Kindergarten has caused a huge influx of germs into our life and she is home sick.. again.

terri said...

I didn't go back full time until my baby was in 8th grade! Tell you're hubby he doesn't have a leg to stand on.

suchsimplepleasures said...

my hubby is not pretty, either! but, i'll keep him because, he is useful for certain things!!

and...about going back to work...does he NOT realize that blogging is work? i mean...c'mon!!

Kimberly said...

I'm all for the blogging as work concept. Get yerself some blogger ads and watch the moolah roll in! Heh.

missburrows said...

What exactly is that rippled stud doing?

Marianne Arkins said...

You're already AT work! You're a maid, a cook, an accountant, a day care worker, a writer... should I go on? How can you go "back" to work when you never stopped???



Groovy Mom said...

Hey, you look kinda hot in that beehive. Actually, as a blond you look a bit like Michelle Pfeiffer.

My guy's not pretty either. Good thing, I've never gone for pretty boys.

MamaGeek said...

Oh what a funny, funny little man. :) Besides your blog audience NEEDS you!

Fooferoo said...

You darn people and your one kid...Now you know why some of us have more than one and talking about more. It extends the "not going back to work" thing indefinitely!

On a not so funny husband also thinks I'm going back to work once the kids are in school... When he can put his laundry IN the hamper and not next to the hamper we'll talk about it...

Maria said...

It's a good thing he didn't bet much on New England, right?

*I don't get betting*

And you look good with the bee hive!

holly said...

baby, with that beehive you're turning *me* on. oooh mama. i might just leave this pretty boy i married (he must be pretty - he ain't rich!) and chase you like a ... (what's a thingie that chases another thingie?) pepe le pieu -wait, no, i'm not male or stinky... i'll think about it. but oh, there will be chasing. just wait and see.

missburrows said...

holly-I think the word you are looking for is:


holly said...

avery would you please do something about missburrows? she's picking on me!

missburrows said...


Please note:

I am within babysitting distance.

holly is not.

Dapoppins said...

Wait, you are so going back to work! 'Cept you have a new job...FREE LANCE BLOGGER! And being a mom is always a job!

Dapoppins said...

That picture of you...(is it really you?) looks like it is from the 50's...even without the we know you are a hot chick, but I didn't know you were old enough to be June Clever HAWT.

Dapoppins said...

wAIT...WAIT... did some one offer free babysitting?

R said...

My guy is "as pretty as" me. I knew this though.

TheVasquez3 said...

love it!

it is especially funny that he thinks you will be going back to work. does he not know you have a job keeping me happy with your blog?!?

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hmmm. I have one of those rippled studs too apparently. Miss Burrows cracks me up.

holly said...

um, yes. avery : i offer a place to stay in wales. ha HA! wait. that doesn't really trump free babysitting. damn!

Avery Gray said...

Cami--my point exactly! My husband doesn't even think we'll be needing childcare anymore. What about snow days? School inservice days? Sick days? And what kind of job am I going to find for 2 hours a day?

Terri--I will tell him that! Thanks for having my back! ;o)

SSP--he must not. And it IS work! Hard work!

Kimberly--I thought about it, but would you believe HE was the one who said not to do it? He thinks it would be a shame if my blog was commercialized. Don't know if it matters to me one way or the other.

Miss B--not being pretty, that's for sure.

Marianne--Thank. You. He doesn't know how good he has it!

Groovy--poor Michelle! ;o)

MamaGeek--somehow, I don't think that's a big consideration to him.

Foof--well, he's pretty good about picking up after himself, so that's not a great argument for me. Know what is? HIS PAYCHECK! Six figures not enough? Jackass.

Maria--he bets five times that much for the Army/Navy game! He's gonna bet us out of house and home before too long!

Holly--It is quite a good look for me, isn't it? Think I might jump on the Amy Winehouse bandwagon.

Miss B--good one.

Holly--consider it done.

Miss B--stop picking on Holly. She's fragile. Can't take it. (Nice try with the babysitting bribe!)

Dapo--free lance blogging in my beehive? Don't know if the world is ready for that!

R--As long as you're cool with that... ;o)

Vasquez--when will he stop to think about your needs? The bastard! ;o)

Jo--we're lucky, lucky ladies!

Holly--a place in Wales?! Hell yeah that trumps babysitting! When shall I be there?

dawn224 said...

work? outside the home? wha?

Dapoppins said...

Yes...but didn't some one say baby sitting?

And what is an elliptical and why are you burning it?

Dapoppins said...

Do you ever shop at Trader Joes? Do they have any good stuff there?

clairec23 said...

I'm glad you don't have a pretty husband. I don't like 'em pretty.

Beehives? Really? I can't stop picturing Amy Winehouse now...

Emma Sometimes said...

The beehive linkage was not working. Dern it.

Freelance writer trumps 9 to 5 any day.

Emma Sometimes said...

By the way, Mr Coffee?...and I quote:

While your guy isn't straight out of GQ, he's a bit of a pretty boy.
And he enjoys an indie movie from time to time... so what?
You've got the best of both worlds, girlfriend - a manly guy who understands women.
Just make sure that he spends more on your dates than the salon.

It asked what Magazine he subscribes to and did not include Guns and Ammo or Military History. WT...???

missburrows said...

That Jo Beaufoix, is such a smart one! Holly! Pay attention to Jo!

dapoppins: I shop at Trader Joe's all the time. They have way too much good stuff.

Oh, sorry, Avery, this isn't my blog, is it?


sybil law said...

Haha all the comments are funny.
I went back to work for 3 days a week. And half the time I have to call off for them! It really is annoying. It makes me feel guilty for work and it makes me feel bad for school, etc. It sucks all around. Staying home is best. I truly believe that if you can, you should.
I am babbling too much. :)

Melinda Zook said...

It is too cool that you can pull off the beehive thing. I couldn't pull it off in a million years.

I guess the bet could have been worse. I say invest the buck wisely and see if that gratifies the hubby a bit til you are ready to go back to work. If not, tell him no more home cooked meals, clean floors, or sex and see what happens. JK.

Oh, I can't wait to find out if my man is prettier than me. I have a bad feeling he is : )

Huckdoll said...

Bahaha! That whole post was hilarious. All of it. Yup, yup, you look fab as a blonde. I kinda loved the beehive era, actually.

Mert said...

Heehee, he's a keeper even if he does like a beehive. YIKES!