Friday, April 10, 2009

My HUBBY ROCKS Fridays - "I Would NEVER Laugh at You"

I'm playing along with Definitelydebilyn/ who wants to spread some lovin' and recognize the great things our husbands do for us.

So hey, I figured "My husbands great! I'm promoting him!"

A few weeks ago, the boys were out in the yard planting trees. That sentence just made it sound easy. Let me rephrase. They were cutting down old diseased Aspen trees and digging large holes in rock hard soil. Then they had to actually plant the trees (6 of them) and fill the holes, water the trees and stake them. This was an all day back breaker. They had just played lacrosse games and came home to a hot afternoon of digging.

Brian was supervising the tree planting efforts. I felt a little bit guilty but I didn’t want to get dirty. I can’t work a shovel anyway. But I thought I should join in the camaraderie and went outside to be helpful.

Brian was draining the hot tub, so I volunteered to scrub it out. I waited until is was empty (save 4 inches of water in the bottom) and I took a big bucket of hot soapy water and scrub brush outside.

It was actually quite pleasant. I took off my shoes and socks, rolled up my jeans and climbed in and started scrubbing away. It was kind of slippery though. I kept sliding on the wet slippery curved seats but I was really contributing to the Saturday chores.

Brian came over to check on the progress. I joked with him: “Wouldn’t it be funny if you were standing there and I fell in this 4 inches of water? Wouldn’t you just laugh?

He looked at me seriously and said, “I would never laugh at you!”

He looked down at the hot tub controls to make some adjustments and woooossssssshhhhh………up went my feet, down went my butt and I landed on my back in the bottom of the hot tub.

Somehow, I managed in 4 inches of water to get completely- COMPLETELY- soaked.
Of course the initial slip caused me to shriek and everyone looked up from their jobs. Then I started laughing at the ridiculousness of what I had just said and what had just happened.

Brian didn’t laugh. “Are you okay?”
I laughed, “Yeah – can you believe that? I can’t believe I said that and 2 ½ seconds later it happened.”
He didn’t even crack a smile.

Thanks Brian for never laughing at me! Heavens knows I’ve given you plenty of opportunities!


Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Ouch! Hope you didn't hurt yourself...{giggle} {chuckle} {snort}

Sorry, I'll get control over here. :)

valerie said...

Awwww what a sweet heart! He's a keeper for sure.

H.K. said...

Your husband sounds like a really neat guy! My husband is great too, but I'm pretty sure he would have laughed.

debilyn said...

What a sweetie!! My hubs would've laughed his butt off at me...but that's one of the reasons I love him =)

Missty said...

Well, I will laugh! LOL To bad he didn't have a camera in his hands, now that would of been funny. He could of said something like, No I would never laugh, but I will take your picture.