Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Pretty Husband

Every Sunday I let my little girls bedeck themselves in my pot of loose glitter. (The kind they sell in the makeup aisle.) They usually sprinkle a bit on their cheeks and a smidgeon on their hair so they feel like Fairy Princesses in their beautiful dresses from their Fairy Grandmother....

Well, a couple of Sundays ago (our last Sunday in England to be exact) we were running around our hotel room like mad to get everyone dressed. So when my daughter asked if she could put the glitter on Chloe (2 yr old) I thought nothing of it... until she whispered, "Uh-oh!"

When I glanced over the baby's head was literally drenched in a sea of glitter--and the pot was half gone! LOL! --This pot will last us a good year, usually. Anyway, we were super late so I just brushed off what I could and we ran out the door, glitter streaming behind me.

Fast forward to church were my hubby is now holding said glitter pot baby and then zoom forward a little more where we are in our Sunday School class together and Chloe is playing happily in the nursery with the other 2 yr olds. With all the children gone, I can finally snuggle up to my hubby and hold his hand during the class. Which I do until I notice his suit is winking back at me.

At first I just brush off the offending glitter and giggle quietly to myself. Until I notice the glitter doesn't stop. As I pull back my eyes slowly travel up the sparkly suit to the sparkly white shirt and tie to the even sparklier cheeks and jaw line of my totally manly hubby.

I begin to laugh as I frantically wipe at his cheeks. Glitter is everywhere. Even his eyes, forehead and hair! --And my wiping was only making it worse! LOL! So after a few more laughing attempts I finally shrug and say, "Well, you'll just have to be my sparkly fairy princess today."

Then my hubby, without missing a beat, gasps affronted and says, "Excuse me? I'm your sparkly vampire, remember?"

LOL! So there you have it. Stephenie Meyer has officially made it cool for men to be sparkly. Who knew, glitter would bring out the vampire in my hubby? I sure didn't... but uh, ahem--just where did I put that pot at...?


  1. Hahaha! Too funny! Glad Mark has a sense of humor! Call me, call me, call me!! I don't know what your plans are. I'm usually home! I'm in the phone book!!

  2. I love it. I need to get my hubby in on the trend. I have always been attracted to things that sparkle.

  3. That is a cute story! How great your husband must be to maintain that sense of humor!

  4. I'm glad he had such a great sense of humor about it!

  5. I love how your husband dealt with his own glittery cheeks. Mine would have probably excused himself to the bathroom to scrub.

  6. The single phrase, "glitter pot baby" is enough to make anyone smile. My girls would be in heaven at your abode, as usually my oldest (age 7) scrapes the glitter off her embellished t-shirts and then carefully applies it to her eyelids. Ahhh, girls.

    Beautifully written. Love it!!

  7. That is too funny!!!!! I love that! My husband would be totally freaked and leave and try to wash it off. Well... not if we had kids and it was from his daughter. ANyways, that is awesome he thought of being like Edward!

  8. Aw, I love it! I wish I could see that glitter baby, though. How cute! :)

  9. That's so cute. What a great comeback!

  10. Very good story, Jenni. I finally saw Twilight and I get it now. Your husband is such a romantic. But he's your husband, so how else would he be?

  11. That was the best story EVER! Actually, one of the best but all of the best stories come from you! That's just plain AWESOME!

  12. You write your stories soooo well that I feel like I'm reading a book!!

  13. Only manly men would proudly wear their babies' glitter! Kudos and Happy Daddy's Day to your prince charming. :)

  14. Okay, I am so totally laughing my head off. I can just imagine what he looked like and the trail he left behind him at church. That stuff sticks to EVERYTHING! What a mess.

  15. LOL It's funny the second time hearing it too. Love it. Mark, you are a gem.

  16. "Excuse me? I'm your sparkly vampire, remember?"

    LOL Awesome.

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