Men are so funny. Especially to us women. Who else could get colors, fabrics and clothing lingo – so completely WRONG?
Greg likes to be ‘involved’ in my life – not be left out – even if it is about clothing, makeup and ‘girly things’. I had my ‘colors’ done one year – and I think Greg felt left out. For years he has insisted that he is NOT one particular ‘season’ – like so many women were holding firmly to – when the whole ‘color me beautiful’ thing was popular. He would insist – he was ‘every season’ and couldn’t be pinned down. I would tell him that I am a ‘summer’ – because those colors most complemented my skin tone. If we were in a winter month – then Greg would miraculously be a ‘winter’ too. When the season changed to ‘spring’ – then he was also a ‘spring’. I think he just wanted to feel a part of things – and being ‘one’ with nature – proved that he was – or something like that. He doesn’t want to be left out.
Now when I have an item of clothing – for example – an ’empire waisted’ shirt he doesn’t want to be left out – and insists that he IS ’empire waisted’ too. I think that secretly he is just trying to hide the fact that he has rather short stocky legs 🙂
An empire waist is very flattering – hugs the smallest part of a woman’s body and doesn’t emphasize the curvier areas. Those of us that have curves – love the empire waist 🙂 Men don’t really get that. Who can blame them?
Men. What to do with them. Can’t live with them – Can’t live without them either. So confusing. Luckily my man isn’t too complicated – he’s simple really – and I don’t mean ‘simple minded’ – that’s another completely different subject. Just simple. Not too hard to figure out – no drama or mystery. That’s MY department – and he would totally agree!
I think we confuse the men. But I think they rather like it. They seem to always have that bemused and puzzled expression on their faces. There are in a constant state of panic – wondering if they will be asked to ‘recall’ a question we have just asked them – or trying frantically to come up with the correct response to our incessant chatter.
Last night Greg and I were sitting in the ‘talking room’ – a room where we have spent many HUNDREDS of hours over the last couple of years. I was happily chatting on and on about something really important to me – and I noticed that he was starting to ‘nod off’. Oh – not blatantly – it was just a subtle flinch – eyes that blinked too many times – and a familiar twitch around his mouth. All these things that I can read so well – and others would not be able to tell. But I KNEW!! It was irritating. And I knew that instead of my conversation being really important – my voice was instead lulling him to sleep! Good grief.
He’s pretty good – but most of the time has a hard time keeping up with me – after all – I am a handful – as all my friends know 🙂
Next time you see Greg – ask him if he’s got short legs – or is he really ’empire waisted’ – you’ll get a good laugh from him – and it will make you smile – I promise ♥
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