Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Irthday (and a little M.O.T.H. tribute)

I realize that with all my speaking of butterflies and moths lately that some of you may be confused - you see - M.O.T.H. is my Man Of The House...  also occasionally referred to as Hubs, Q, the MAN, and when I'm in a particular crabby mood he might be The Creep...  so in case you've been worried that my house is infested with dusty little flying things - worry no longer!

And today - in addition to being Earth Day - is M.O.T.H.'s Irthday - that's right, just for today we drop the B when we sing the song...  

and today - to make up for the fact that he has gone off to work with no presents (except maybe a steamy kiss) I am telling you all that he's a pretty awesome guy.  

We have a good relationship:  I love him more than Blogging and Scrapbooking - He loves me more than Mountain Biking and Camping...  This works out nicely when we are together because I'm not trying to crop a picture and coin a witty phrase while he "insert cool biking phrase here" in his sub-zero sleeping bag.  This also works nicely for when we can't be together because we both have hobbies that keep us busy!

He is a good provider:  We may not have the nicest house in town, we may not even live in the nicest area (seriously, my ex-neighbor is currently serving a life sentence) but after many years of apartment hopping in 4 different states - we are settled!  Settled is such a nice word isn't it?

He encourages me to be a better person:  in so many ways...  I even eat tomatoes now :)

He's not the MOST outgoing person I know - but always willing to dress up for Halloween (yes, that's his costume in the picture... you don't have to worry about M.O.T.H. joining the former neighbor)

He's a great Dad - I love that he reads books to M at night.  I'm only a tiny bit jealous that she thinks his character voices are superior to my own... I mean his Pooh Bear voice is good and all, but HELLO, I'm the one who actually took a class in college where we spent the entire semester reading kids' books out loud.  I do a MEAN rendition of "The Lorax", trust me!

Oh yeah - this isn't about me - it's about M.O.T.H. - hmmmm... what else...  


no seriously - he's a super husband, super dad, I'm pretty sure his parents think he's an alright kid as well.  He appears to be an okay friend since he still hangs out with the guy he hung out with in high school... and only occasionally does this drive me batty.  

Happy Irthday Man Of The House!  now I'm off to the store to get all that stuff you wanted :)

seriously though:  you REALLY want shake and bake for dinner?  I didn't know they even still sold that stuff!

10 comments:

Sue Q said...

We have sooo much in common! Our neighbor just got back from serving 8 months for drug dealing! And we live in a "classy" suburb! But in our old neighborhood, there were something like 13 sex offenders in a 2-mile radius...lovely....

And our husbands could be twins! Except I could never get my husband to dress up like that -- I think the earring would send him over the top -- and never mind the tattoo!

Megz said...

We seriously have shake 'n' bake once a month. At least.

I hope Q gets something more than steamy kisses for his B-day. Maybe a new tent to go with his 14 other ones?

And he was a pretty cool older brother. Does this count as a Birthday phone call?

cold cocoa said...

Happy Birthday Q! He looks so BAD in that picture. He is just a good guy.
Shake n Bake...ha ha. I haven't ever made that myself but it was a growing up classic.

T said...

perhaps I should have mentioned that the costume is everything - the earring, the "soul patch", the tattooed arms... even the hat is one he reserves just for Halloween (note the snow hat in the photo below - totally different :)

the shoes are his though... I wouldn't be TOO shocked if he ended up with some costume shoes next year, he enjoyed the reactions too much this year. Imagine his poor elderly patients coming into the clinic!!!

and Megz - I'll pass on the wishes - that way if the phone call doesn't come you're covered :)

T said...

CC - maybe that's why he's been craving it lately? He used to make it for me when we were dating and he made me dinner... along with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies... back when I pretended to like the veggies so that he wouldn't dump me :)

LC said...

There is something nostalgic about Shake and Bake. Here's to hoping it's still around.
Happy Irthday to Q! You are a great couple.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

This is such a great post. (I was a bit worried about the outfit ;) I love your "I love him more than..." too funny.

The Sports Mama said...

Aww... this was such a sweet tribute! :)

Becky said...

Shake and Bake? Really? To each his own, I guess... :) Hope he had a great Irthday!

(Hopefully I'll get around to writing a review for your book blog next week when my hubby is out of town.)

mariann and Tory said...

Happy Birthday! I had to do a double take at his halloween pic! That is just way to funny!