Thursday, September 4, 2008

Chippendale

Today was our principal's last day because she got a new job for the Pentagon. I'm hoping our CA distinguished school award gets me some kind of promotion too... but I won't hold my breath.

anyway... back to Chippendale. The new "substitute" principal is a retired administrator from a large district that my husband does a lot of fiber optic work for.

So while I'm walking through the staff room this afternoon, with all the other teachers sitting around eating their lunches... thinking of the zillion things I need to do... he stops me to "chat".

"How's your husband?" he asks.

*grin*
He's great, I replied.

He says (and I kid you NOT)... with everyone listening of course:

You know, your husband's got that "Chippendale" look. I don't know if he works out or not, but whenever he comes to one of our sites, the office all of sudden fills up with women. I can't tell you how many times I've had to warn women that sexual harrassment goes both ways.

Did you know that women think he's really handsome??

um... what? hughhhh?

Yeah, well...

So I'm thinking... does he really expect me to give an answer... or is this one of those... let's see what she says, trick question deals.

My teaching partner and a few other women chime in about how wonderful he is, how he does all my paperwork for me, and all the house work, and brings my class treats, and he's the best daddy in the world because he does everything for the boys...

and of course...

They're right...

and I know I'm the luckiest woman in the world... because EVERYONE reminds every day of my life... apparently I don't appear to "appreciate how good I've got it" (could be the little things I over look... like his birthdays... hmm. I'll have to work on that)

But as far as the whole chippendale thing... when we started dating and he was 4% body fat... and people went on and on about this and that... it didn't mean a thing to me then... and it doesn't really mean too much to me know either.

But that bubble bath that he just ran for me at midnight, that I'm gonna enjoy while he's doing the laundry and cleaning the kitchen so I'm not embarrassed when my mom comes to work with AJ in the morning... now THAT stuff... that's stuff that... well- that's the good stuff. It's the fact that he loves me in spite of me...

and yeah... he can dance too.

but really... I don't need people to tell me how women think he's good looking and would "love to borrow him for the night"... because it's just ANNOYING.

25 comments:

blessedwith5 said...

You have a very handsome group of guys . . .

I cannot imagine having that conversation though! YIKES! What is up with people and their need to SHARE?

Patrice said...

That is just to funny! What a conversation to have!!

About that bubble bath....I'm jealous!

Kelly said...

I can't believe he said that to you....how funny! Well all those other women can eat their hearts out right?? He sounds like an awesome hubby and obviously is head over heels for you if he does all of that around the house!

The White House said...

Oh My Gosh! I can't believe he said that! I would be so weirded out... I am glad that your husband loves and serves you. Will you please ask him to post a tutorial on the bath, laundry, cleaning thing for other husbands? Just kidding. My hubby rocks, he is awesome, too.

Jennifer said...

It sounds like GOD has blessed you with a great husband:) You have a nice looking family!

Have a great weekend.
Ps. See if your husband would do a post it would be fun to read.

Weber said...

Hmmm, sounds like he likes your husband too! ;)

He does sound like a great guy though! I think I would pass out if my husband did....well, any of those things for me. You truly are a lucky woman to have such a caring husband. :)

3boys247 said...

Wow, awkward!

Just how long is this adminstrator going to be around?

You are very lucky to have such a caring and thoughtful husband and a beautiful family.

Kathryn said...

He is a cutie, but I know how annoying that is to hear all the time. People are always telling me how lucky I am to be married to Todd. Even Todd tells me! ;)

Misty said...

Not to mention, freaking RUDE!

Melissa said...

Okay, not to be annoying, but your hubby is very handsome. I think it's crude for women to ask to "borrow" him for the night.
He sounds like a great and wonderful and caring and thoughtful man, though. You are blessed.

Thanks for stopping by today. I really appreciate your input.

Queen of Chaos said...

Keep making up Fry Bread every night and he won't look so 'chipish' anymore! hehe

This is a great post. Enjoy your great hubby! No man is perfect but if he's who you have to live with the rest of fovever, honey- count your self in heaven!

Kristen said...

Ok, that is obnoxious that your sub principal said that. Obnoxious!

Yes, your husband is good looking, but seriously, there is so much more to it than that. It is the fact that obviously he loves and appreciates you. Those are the things that make him the best ever.

I think I would just reply with a simple thank you for noticing to your sub principal and go on about your day. Bubble baths and all! :)

Nan said...

Thanks for all your encouragement. How is homeschooling going for you...with teaching at a "real" school too? Can't imagine how you are doing it all!

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

This is a sweet post and I must say, yeah girl, you ARE SPOILED!!! He isn't unpleasant on the eyes, though, as much as those comments may annoy you. But, neither are you my dear.

KEEP BELIEVING

momto3cubs said...

Trying to think of how to respond to that. Maybe just "thank you" or "yeah, he's the best" and walk away or change the subject.

I am Boymom said...

That would be a weird conversation to have with another man. Your husband needs to give "How to be a wonderful husband and still be secure with your Manhood" classes. Mine could use a refresher course.

Elaine A. said...

Wow, some people are so brazen!

Your husband is a very handsome guy and sounds like a wonderful father and husband. In the end that's all that really matters (that last part!) ; )

Bad Momma said...

Sounds like a bit of a "Man Crush"!

Good thing you have a great guy & secure marriage. I'm not sure that I'd want to hear that my husband was being "oogled" by other women while he is at work.

Not sure how I would have responded but that would have weirded me out a bit.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

That would have been so akward :0
He does sound awesome though ;)

Rhonda said...

It could be worse and they could, as in my case, ask if your husband is YOUR FATHER?!!!

I have to say, this did give me a good grinning!

Jenny said...

Bad Momma beat me to it...I'm thinking the sub principal would like to see Tony dancing around in the Chippendale outfit. :)
You guys are cute, and you have a wonderful marriage. I can tell...even through the internet.

Wendi said...

Well that mush have been quite awkward.
How. rude.
Do you think that Tony could post an online tutorial on the running of baths, washing of laundry,and cleaning of dishes?
I'm just sayin'.

B Boys Mom said...

It sounds like you have a lot of blessing to count. You are very lucky! Oh that bubble bath sounds so good.

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