Also known as my fourth child, my tall and funny husband is in need of some love and attention, please. Regarded by some as the “coolest guy in pharmacy,” the man works his tail off to provide for our family, attend all kid-related activities and coach several of their sports. So, you would think he would get more love and attention, but get in line, Mike! In a household consisting of color-coordinated schedules and a needy golden retriever, he’s always the last to be picked!
So, it dawned on me awhile back. The only way he can get any attention is to draw attention to himself…in the strangest ways.
This month, it’s due to an awkward, handlebar mustache. After a recent bout of Covid, he had to shave all facial hair for his hospital N95 mask to fit properly. As he proudly marched out of the bathroom, his smirky smile sported an orangish, caterpillar plastered on his face. And, he was looking for some hard earned love from any of us.
It should be known, my husband draws hair envy from many of our balding friends. He has a head full of thick, black (okay, silvery) wonderful hair. So the awkward part comes in two fold. The thing growing on his face is orange and it has handlebars!
But, god love him because he gets what he wants! Male friends are high fiving him at restaurants, and he’s dominating the work force and work meetings with discussions on mustaches. His jokes are now, “I mustache you to stop talking about my mustache!” And, the teenagers are doing polls about whether it’s cool or creepy!
My hard working husband finally got the attention he deserves!
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