Since my hubby is the official photog, proof reader, tech adviser…I’m constantly asking for his opinion, especially on my outfits. So today, I’ve asked him to do a guest post on his point of view of my blogging & fashion. You should have seen his face! But after much persuading/demanding, here’s what he had to say:
When my wife asked me to write for her blog, the “no” was instantaneous. Really, what man in his right mind would agree to such a thing? When she asked again, the answer was still a resounding NO! She then asked a third time, and something in my brain misfired and instead of a “no”, I hear “when do you need it” leave my mouth. Where did that come from and how could I possibly agree to something like this? My father gave me good advice some time ago. The key to a happy marriage is keeping one’s mouth shut and the ears open. How did my brain reverse that?
So here I sit….a husband typing a blog post for his wife and her fashion blog. I’m supposed to give my perspective, but my brain has already betrayed me once on this frightening path so I’m far from inclined to trust it to see me through this safely. Every man has been placed in that precarious position of being asked something akin to “honey, does this look good on me” or “dear, does this make me look fat”? It’s one of those moments that men learn to avoid, stay quiet or somehow/some way turn the subject to something else. In this case, I was, obviously, unsuccessful. Write a guest blog post for you wife to present to other women. Why do I suddenly feel like a raccoon on an LA freeway during rush hour? I know it’s coming….just don’t know when or from where.
So where to begin? What do I think about my wife and her blog? I suppose it comes down to one simple thing….does it make her happy? Does she enjoy it? She’s continued to do it, so I would think the answer is obvious. Anything that gives her joy is something I buy into. She’s as much a part of me as my arm so when she finds joy in something, I find joy as well. When we marry, it’s for better or worse. Well….I’d like there to be a lot more better in the equation so I’m all for her blogging. Look, I know nothing about fashion, but I can answer one question from a man’s perspective…..do I like what she’s wearing? That’s easy, but not always safe especially if she likes the outfit. For me it boils down to one thing….if I see a woman on the street in that outfit, would it catch my eye? Are you kidding me? You think I look at other women on the street? Are you nuts? I’m a happily married man!
My wife is a terrific gal, and I’ve been in love with her since the day I first laid eyes on her. My goal was to make her happy….have a family with her….grow old with her. I wouldn’t change a thing except I wish I were growing more graceful with each passing day as she is.
Whew….glad I made it through that. That’s my first and ONLY blog post. Next time the answer is still NO!! Love ya babe!!
…..pssst….how’s that for changing the subject?!?!
Silly goob…that was so sweet!
I think he should be a permanent guest contributor, don’t you?