Sunday, October 12, 2008

St. Whipped Husband

My husband is nothing short of a saint.

He is an amazing father and an equally amazing husband. The last time I wrote about him I was careful and reserved with my words as not to come off appearing spoiled.

This time around I have no reservations. He is awesome. He spoils me often. And if this blog documents my life then I want my children to know that their father is an incredible husband that works hard to keep our marriage and happiness sacred.

Our children should know this.

Some Sunday ago, I woke up to the aroma of chocolate chip pancakes and the sound of children giggling. I walked downstairs to see my husband flipping pancakes while wearing three tutus and one pink tiara. "You should blog about this." He grinned and accepted a beaded necklace from Fifi.

This past Saturday after a week full of life with three small kids with no lunch hour, no coffee break, no adult conversation over a water cooler, I was stinking exhausted. My husband was busy at work with patients while I was having a horrible, terrible, no-good, very bad Saturday at home. The whining. Crying. Tantrums. Arguing. The works. My husband took one look at me when he got home and barely exchanging words with me he whisked all three of them away. Nearly four hours later and minutes before bath time he arrived with a bouquet of flowers, a "thank you" for being our mom card, and, and, and a pair of classy gold hoop earrings that I have had my eye on at the jewelry store, "The flowers and card are from the kids to apologize and the earrings are from me to congratulate you on finishing 6 weeks of fitness boot camp. I am proud of you. You look so great."

I know.

A saint.

Tonight I think I will make a Sunday pork roast in my pleated skirt and high heels to match the actions of my saint of a husband. Whom is currently across town parading with Jay and Lola at a pumpkin festival while Fifi naps at home and I bathe in bubbles soaking all of my good fortunes in.


99classy comments:

the MomBabe said...

Aww, what a sweet heart. And I love that picture. Very 007.

Tena said...

Awww, he is a keeper!!!
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I love that picture of him and the kids

Mandy said...

What a sweet tribute to your husband! You guys are both lucky!

Mr Lady said...

What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man.

My husband forgot to jump my car this week, so I've had NO CAR. He called last night to make sure I was getting the laundry done. He did make time for a little lovin'...in the MORNING. Ugh.

But....he dropped $500 and took the night off of work on Friday so that I could take my boys to see my favorite band in the whole world play in concert, and when I had to leave early to get the baby, he stayed with them and braved public transit to get them home at midnight.

So I totally forgive him.

Lisa said...

That would surely make him a saint! Really - lucky, lucky you!

What a great husband Jay will be someday, and what fabulous men Lola & Fifi will have to find!

April said...

You deserve nothing less!

Chelsea said...

That is so nice. And I think you deserve it. And I'm glad my husband occasionally glances over my shoulder when I read your blog. :)

Rachel said...

How absolutely wonderful! He sounds How fun! Wish I was that coordinated!

Rachel said...

Ok -- IGNORE my last comment. Blogger is being a PAIN and completely re-wrote my comment! Argh!!!!

I was TRYING to say that your Husband sounds like an absolutely amazing man and father; he definitely needs to be blogged about so that everyone (including your kids and him) knows how much you love and appreciate him!

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! You definitely deserve bragging rights! He sounds like a fabulous husband and father! You are soooo blessed! Enjoy the new bling!

April said...

Sounds like a great hubby to me!

Smart A$$ Mom said...

okay, so I first wanna say what a great guy! I next wanna say 'growl!
he is quite a stunner, no?!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You deserve nothing but the best my friend....and you certainly have it!

Husband of the year....Hands Down!

Lisa

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

PS...I would have paid to see pictures of him in the tutus

haniaski said...

One lucky girl !!!

momof3crazykids said...

It's always great to hear about others husbands. I should probably write a post on mine one of these days.

Sarah said...

Yay for wonderful husbands! It must be nice, too, knowing that Jay is so lucky to have such a great male role model.

kim-d said...

And I'm going to come right out and say it like it is...when you have a guy who is a wonderful husband and father that also LOOKS LIKE THAT? Oh.My.Gosh.Girl!!! How absolutely wonderful it is that, in this whole big world, the two of you found each other. That is also the way it was with my husband and me...I got to know every day that I was adored by him. So nice...

Domestic Extraordinaire said...

How awesome is he! Go Mr. OHmommy!!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

THAT is a keeper! Best wishes for many more years of happiness... if you both keep it up, it's practically guaranteed.

Julie said...

Very nice. I also love the post below! We do the same thing except no longer in our living room since we had an audience of about 8 heighbors the other night. Note to self - close the shades when you are dancing to Enchanted.

Anonymous said...

I am a 20 year old college student who read your blog daily. This is my first comment to you! You are almost 'idol-like' in my eyes. I hope to be like you one day!

I am printing this off and saving it to give to my future husband : )

You are simply blessed.

-Kelly

GoteeMan said...

Sounds to me like you are both very blessed....

J/ (goteeman.blogspot.com)

Clare said...

Where are the tutu pictures??!:)

He sounds like a keeper, you are truly blessed!!

Kel said...

What a sweet hubby - you are a very special woman who deserves all her good fortunes!

~K

Indy said...

If I didn't know you, I'd hate you. Really. I am serious.

Kimmylyn said...

Oh my..does he give lessons??

You are both very blessed.. :)

hockeyman said...

Hmmmm.....I hope I can be regarded in the same way! ;)

Krystyn said...

How great is he? Does he have a book? He should write one!

(And, what a hottie, too! I'm just saying)!

I'm glad you got to recoup from the week!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

What a man!

Kj said...

awesomeness at its finest. major kudos to all of you!

thanks for spreading the sweetness of your good fortune and sharing it with the rest of us. i hope that you never again feel like you should conceal your amazing family and devoted husband and father of three.

you rock girlie and deserve every inch of your success.

good decisions, thoughtful practice result in a good and loving family.

Grace said...

He is the best husband and the best son in law. The picture is awsome.

Grace said...

He is the best husband and the best son in law. The picture is awsome.

Rhea said...

Oh, he's a cutie. And a keeper. You are TOTALLY Spoiled. And I'm totally jealous.

What a good man. Taking the kids AND buying you jewelry. You are never allowed to complain about him. EVER.

Hailey said...

Sweet hubby.
Please tell him that those sunglasses are awesome!
Also, where can I find cute shoes like Lola and Fifi's? ADORABLE!

MommyTime said...

What a very thoughtful man. Honestly,I think almost everything else is negotiable if a man is really thoughtful. What a keeper!

Bronnie said...

How awesome. I'd settle for him just taking the kids for a few hours ... still mine is awesome in his own way too. Especially when it comes to cooking!

chris said...

What an awesome hubby! That's definitely something to be proud of.

Cordy said...

What a great guy. I hope I find someone like that someday.

Elaine A. said...

Is it just me or are you married to David Beckham? ; )

You are truly blessed.

Lisa @ Take90West said...

He is definatley a keeper, and not just because he looks like David Beckham!

Lisa @ Take90West said...

I did not even see the comment above mine when I posted that he looks just like Becks...too funny!

TheCynicalOptimist said...

Wow, he is good, very good! I need to figure that one out on my husband!

krissy said...

You should hold back nothing on your blog. Especially when you are praising your husband.

I don't praise mine near enough and tonight, after reading your blog, I realized that I too have a terrific man in my life. And I am soooo thankful.

My husband owes you for writing this and making me realize how great it is to have a wonderful spouse.

Tracey said...

I Do believe I will forward this post to my own dear hubby...


Love your man. Glad for you and the kids that he's such a good role model.

Congrats on 6 weeks of exercise bootcamp!! Are you feeling fit?

carrie said...

Wow - see? It is moments like these . . . the give and the take, that help you both get through this crazy ride called parenting!

Enjoy, friend! :)

Kelly said...

Hottie hubby and awesome to boot!! You deserve it girl!!

The White House said...

How lovely! Isn't it just the very best to have a sweet husband see your effort and reward you in the best possible ways? How blessed you are (he certainly is as well)... way to go on fitness bootcamp.

enthalpymama said...

Just stop already.

Jill said...

I have 3 words for you... A-May-Zing.

Susan said...

You are spoiled!
I just read your post to my husband. I'm hoping it will inspire him :)
He really is great, but I could use a nice break like that occasionally.

Kelley said...

*swoon*

I wonder if I print out this post and staple it to my husbands forehead I will get me some alone time, flowers and earrings?

You deserve it sweetie.

Mandy said...

I LOVE love!!!

That is ultra sweet and honestly sounds like something my hubby would do.

It's hard to find a good guy, when you do, you know you better keep 'em. :)

Especially mine as much as he puts up with my mood swings (hormonally induced by medication). Ha-ha!!!

4funboys said...

good for you!!!

Vic said...

He is amazing. Please send him over to give lessons to all British men!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

How sweet is he?!

I'd love to see the tutu pic :)

LceeL said...

You seem to have found yourself a good one. Well done you. On the other hand, it seems he didn't pick too badly, either.

Elizabeth said...

isn't it amazing to be spoiled by amazing husbands. i love this post. :-) give your hubby a big pat on the back from mine...he especially liked the part about the tutus. :-)

Courtney said...

I love the picture and I love how sweet he is to you! Gotta love a great father and an equally great husband.

You are truly blessed.

Karen MEG said...

You ARE one lucky lady, but obviously you know that! This was a great post.

I suspect the luck goes both ways, though, sweets. Just sayin' ;).

And I LOVE that picture. Says it all.

Michelle said...

You trained him good girl!
What a sweetie he is...and a great picture of the kids and him.

Allison Says said...

Wow. Amazing! He really does sound like a truly wonderful husband and father. And oh how I wish you had taken a picture of him with the tutus and tiara on!

Stephanie said...

What a handsome hubby! Very sweet for him to be so thoughtful and caring!!! You have a beautiful family and seem so very happy. Most people would give a first born for that!

Kaci said...

Awhhh husbands are the greatest! XOXO

Jessica said...

Does he give lessons? Daddy/husband boot camp...anyone...I would pay!

jennie said...

Can I use your husband as an example for mine to follow?

* TONYA * said...

So. So. Jealous

aleciaragland said...

what an awesome man! Im so happy you have such a wonderful husband. He obviously realize that being a mom is a really tough job and you deserve every bit of appreciation that he creatively does for you. Hope you always and forever have wonderful happy marriage.

Blessings From Above said...

What a wonderful guy you have indeed!! Glad to hear that he appreciates the fact that he has a fabulous wife as well! :)

Huckdoll said...

What an awesome photo of the kids and Mr. OH! What a guy *swoon* ;)

Nap Warden said...

Wow...you picked a good one!

Grey Street said...

Sounds dreamy! And a good looking man too! How'd you get so lucky? ;)

kittyconcerto.com said...

*SWOON* What a lovely guy. Both you and your children are incredibly blessed.

Shannon said...

Fantastic picture. And what an amazing guy - I love that he could figure out exactly what you needed, when you needed it. He is one special guy (and you already know that!).

Nan Patience said...

O.M.G., he is amazing! Flippin' pancakes in a tutu and tiara? Whisking children away and returning with gifts and apologies? Complimenting you? And not too hard on the eyes, either?! How can you stand it? ;)

Marmarbug said...

What a doll! I hope you gave him a BIG kiss for that.
You deserve it all!

Miss said...

You must use one hell of a birth control method.

Mama Smurf said...

You are a lucky woman indeed!

I'd like to know why you didn't whip out the camera to share a photo of Mr. OhMommy in a tutu?

Burgh Baby said...

Saint indeed. I think you might want to keep that one.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Oh my! You definitely are a very lucky woman to have such a great husband. Wow!

This post made me say "aawwwww" out load and smile from ear to ear. You got a good one darlin.

Beth said...

Aw with tears in my eyes!! What an amazing father and husband! You are one lucky girl!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

What a lovely story. It's awesome being married to a saint, huh?

Megryansmom said...

OHMommy you are lucky, my husband is on my sh*t list today, but he's slowly redeeming himself. No flowers or earrings, but he bought me Reese's LOL

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

That's an awesome story.

And is that really your husband? Or did you photoshop in some picture of a male model from the lining of a new frame? He is HAWT.

Hope that doesn't offend.

Don Mills Diva said...

You are a lucky woman my friend, a very lucky woman.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Awesome husbands are hard to come by, I'm so glad you have one of them!

P said...

That is so sweet!

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

Your affection for each other is so endearing and SUCH a wonderful example and lesson for your children of BOTH genders.

KEEP BELIEVING

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

You OHMommy, found a prince out there! So lucky! Er, can Your hubs start a class or something for all the other lunkhead husbands who don't have a clue???

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

Adorable.
And he's pretty handsome too!
Seriously, I love reading stuff like this - having children changes us all so much as individuals and as couples. You are so lucky to have such a wonderful man who can so clearly read your needs without you needing to ask, and treats you like the Queen you are! You truly are an example of a couple who will last through the years and set an amazing example for your children.
Oh, and if you lived closer, you guys would be the couple DH and I would be wanting to do dinner with.

Grandy said...

He is sweet! Congratulations on a great guy.

CC said...

I love him and I've never even met him! (Shhh! Don't tell my husband I just said that).

crunchiemummy said...

Awww, how awesome! I love it when my hubby surprises me like that although it's been few and far between of late what with our crazy schedules.

renatamic said...

he so is the best daddy and husband!! glad you recognize it to all of us in blog-reader land and you, yourself!! now, stop blogging and go do something for him that involves nothing but you, him and being horizontal!!

Jaina said...

Wow, you really married Mr. Perfect. What a sweetheart! You're very lucky.

3 Peanuts said...

Oh Mommy, he IS a saint. I have one too. Aren't we lucky?

Bento Addiction said...

Don't ever feel ashamed of your good fortune ! Feel proud and spoil him right back ! Your children should know exactly what kind of man, husband and father they have !

MamaWise said...

Your hubs is lookin' fine in that picture! Aviator sunglasses suit him nicely!

Isn't it so nice to have an amazing husband!

XOXO

Karen said...

What a great post! Your hubby sounds like a keeper.

PS: Great photo...love the sunglasses!

Karen

 

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