Thursday, May 17, 2007

Love American Style

The other night we were lolling about on the couches in our living room after the children went to bed trying to decide if we should watch television or go to sleep.

[Oh, the STRESS of the decision making around here!]

K lifted his legs up in the air and pondered his leg hair.

[Our evenings are just THAT rich.]

“My leg hair looks kind of blonde tonight. It makes me able to imagine myself as an old man with grey leg hair. Will you still love me then?”

I sat up.

I looked over at him, this man I love.

“I will,” I said. “I will still love you then. I won’t ever stop.”

I got up from my chair and went to sit beside him.

I tucked my head into the spot on his chest where it fits just right.

We stayed like that for a long while.

Then, after a long measure of love, I said,

“Dude, let’s watch some crappy TV shows.”



Love American Style

65 comments:

SciFi Dad said...

what's with the schmaltz? did he miss the hamper last night with the underpants, so you had to come up with another story? ;)

Queen Heather said...

Oh yes...that's real married love for ya!

You two are hot!

Pop said...

THAT...is real love. Hollywood and Harlequin..not so much. Teach THAT depth of love to your children and they will be happy!

Patience said...

And when you're both really old and can't quite remember each other's names . . . I'll bet you'll love each other then too!!

Ah! Romance!!

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

True love.

Grey hairs and wrinkles can be a turn on. Really.

slouching mom said...

Aww....

(I don't think I've ever written that in a comment I've left for you!)

Huh.

moodswingingmommy said...

Hey, scooch over and make some room on that couch for us!

Christina_the_wench said...

Ya' big ole sap, you.

Sayre said...

Of course you will. When it's real, grey hair and droopy jowls don't matter. You'll still see the guy you fell in love with.

Annie said...

We need to get back to that snuggle on the couch thing! We usually sprawl on a sofa each :)

Jenifer said...

Real love would have been falling asleep while talking about it...

Our evenings sound very similar.
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We went to a baseball game last night and found myself talking to hubby's cousin who is about 26. He is a bit introverted, but always talks to me. We got on the topic of love and lust and what makes it last (he is at the mercy of the set-up gods at the moment, nearing that age when well-meaning adults do this) this is what I told him. You will know when it is the one when you can put a bag over her head and still be excited to talk to her...His brother is all about looks and while he is no slouch (6 ft tall, hazel eyes and brown hair) he has always felt a bit less of a catch. I tried to explain to him that while those initial lust filled moments are wonderful, what is really wonderful is later - much later. Like sitting on the sofa debating such a topic. I told him to never settle for anything less.

I don't think I have ever written such things in your comments!

Holy sappiness!

;)

Tabba said...

Love it!
You two.........perfect.

BARON.VON.TRUBE said...

Plenty of crappy shows to choose from - be it reality shows, or the endless banter spewing from 150 cable channels.

Crappy, yet so entertaining at the same time...

THE BARON

Aliki2006 said...

Ah yes, leg hair. We like to talk about EAR hair around our house (his ear hair, not mine...!).

Karen Forest said...

You guys are so real. Who needs sappy romance novels when you can just read your blog.....

I love it! Definately "love American style"

Heather said...

You and K are majorly rocking the cute thing! I'm a a super dork who has loved your blog for months and never commented (sorta shy), but I just realized you left a comment for me on one of my blogs (not really a blog, junk to show my parents who live in Va.)...I gotta say it made my day! My real blog is about my son Ethan, which isn't really that interesting to folks unless they are our distant relative or they have a child with similar issues. ANYWAY, thanks for stopping by and know that I've got my eyes out for a park ranger uniform for ya. What size is K?

Bon said...

i swoon.

gray leg hair is so dreamy. :)

Lisa Milton said...

I can hear the theme song too - that's my brain, American style. It is cluttered with TV theme songs.

The Joys are living the good life. So good to read something happy!

wordgirl said...

I totally relate. And also? I loved the show "Love American Style". Totally.

Hol&J said...

You two are so sweet.

Oh, we'll be camping this weekend, so I'll try to snag a Park Ranger Uniform. *wink*

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BOSSY said...

Bossy married her husband because he is pitch-perfect for lounging and bad TV.

deb said...

That was lovely.

Lisa Fine Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

Deep moments, woman!

Lisa

Lisa Fine Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

Deep moments, woman!

Lisa

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

That is my kind of love! What a good lookin' couple!

Paige said...

This post is so hot it reads like a porn flick, sister...

Jen Magnuson said...

Twoo love. It's such a great thing.

Mad Hatter said...

Ain't love grand?

Above Average Joe said...

I was half expecting you to tell us about some gas passing.

Pecos Blue said...

Very nice post as always.

charlottalove said...

I like that. Real, true love. It's refreshing.

Augs Casa said...

Love American style.....wow you are showing your age. I remember those nights like you had last night. Now that DraMa is in school, those days are over.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That's romance for you!

Diane said...

Ha! Love that! And yeah, Love American Style. What a great, sappy show. We need shows like that again!

NotSoSage said...

Oh, the sweetness.

Joe has that spot on his chest, too!

Lawyer Mama said...

What a sweet anecdote. I love the poo and underwear flinging stories, but this...awwww.

Sizzle said...

that sounds all sweet and lovely. :)

Cece said...

You guys are just too cute (and corny! lol). And I'm almost afraid to admit this, but I remember watching that show as a kid! Yikes!

Modern Mami said...

We too have such exciting evenings! And, my husband has a spot in the crook of his arm (dangerously close to his armpit) that was definitely made just for my head. :)

Modern Mami

QT said...

The topper WOULD have been the appearance of the Mighty Wind....

EE said...

Awwwwwww!
Haven't thought about that show in years.
I am a sucker for grey hair...not sure about it on the legs, though!

moosh in indy. said...

Cody asked me if I'd still love him when his body hair completely overtakes every square inch of flesh on his body.
Jury's still out on that one.

canape said...

Awwww, the schmoopies!

PunditMom said...

Oh, I'm getting all verklempt!

flutter said...

*sniffle*

Could you maybe be sweet when I'm not menstrual so I don't blubber all over my desk? k thx bai

creative-type dad said...

Get a room!!

:)

trailin' said...

My husband and I usually watch TV with me sitting on the love seat and him sprawled out on the sofa. Huh.

You 2 look great together.

Life As I Know It said...

If that's not romance, then I don't know what is ;)

Rebecca said...

crappy tv shows!! -responsible for a whole lotta happy marriages

Shauna said...

Sweet!

Little Nut Tree said...

Nothing quite does it for me like a little bit of sloppy love! Squidgy cuddles all round!

You two are so cute :)

tulipmom said...

You guys are so cute together!

Cooks on the Coast said...

Aww...twu wuv!

sweatpantsmom said...

Now I have that theme song running through my head.

The one that ends, "That's mee and yoooooooou."

Thanks alot.

jen said...

i can picture it, absolutely.

love, indeed.

Pgoodness said...

Awww, I love this post!!

Jeff said...

I just discovered your blog and I have to say... you're are totally hilarious. Consider yourself bookmarked.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Aw, that was sweet.

btw, I would have picked sleep.

amyerj said...

Oh vomit... you happy people make me sick.

- sign me Bitter tonight

Dorky Dad said...

What an amazing marriage ... to be able to last beyond graying leg hairs. You are one committed person. You should write a book.

Scribbit said...

Hope your stationery thing goes well, I loved the piece I saw on Design Mom.

carrie said...

I know, I know.

Carrie

Kevin Charnas said...

That sounds vaguely familiar.

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Nothings says love like admiring your spouse's leg hair.