Tuesday, January 05, 2010

In my defense, I practically have to stand on a ladder to see it

You get married to someone you are so incredibly close to, and as days pass, you only get closer.

You share secrets, intimate moments, every little thing you possibly can.

You spend hours - in the beginning, anyway - holding their face, gazing into their eyes, ruffling their hair, offering sweetnesses, drinking them in, and generally trying to get to know the person as deeply and thoroughly as possible.

Your relationship gets harder but richer when you have a kid. You can't imagine being closer to another human being.

So you know. It's not that I don't love him.

It's more, well, I've been told I'm lucky I haven't been kidnapped on the street, considering how unobservant I can be.


I have been telling people that I have no idea where Jordan's widow's peak comes from.

Nobody in my family has one. And as far as I know, nobody in Nick's family has one. Every time someone asks, this is what I say.

I thought it was pretty cool. Must be some ancestor from somewhere. Who knows? A mystery.

Until the time someone asked when Nick was standing right there.

He said, "Nobody?"

He had a tone.

I thought about it, shook my head. "Not that I know of."

He gave me a look, and pulled back his bangs.



  1. Ha!

    I experienced something similar with Alex. I could not figure out where his butt chin comes from...until the day his doctor asked and I told her I had no idea. My mom, who had come with us, looked at me pointedly and said "he got it from YOU."

    After rubbing my chin for a few seconds I discovered she was right.

    I had no idea.

  2. Ha! The photo is beautiful - so sweet. This just proves you're deeper than what's on the surface :)

  3. That is absolutely brilliant! So, so funny.

  4. On the plus side, this would also prevent you from noticing a bald spot, should that ever be something that might be a Thing To Be Noticed. Perhaps Nick could focus on that?

  5. but it's covered up by the bangs! how were you to know?

  6. Yeah, I'm that observant too! LOL


    (and i believe that photo could melt ice caps)

  8. Again, I LOVE this picture. And I think it's hilarious that you didn't notice Nick's widow's peak. But yeah, the bangs do hide it, so it's not really all THAT bad.

  9. KLZ - Um, I LOVE the phrase "butt chin" and I love that it was your attribute you couldn't place!

    HKW - Thank you. :) Absolutely!

    Maiden Metallurgist - Ha! Thanks!

    Dagny - Welll, you would *think* it would prevent me from noticing something heading in that direction...

    Hillary - I know! How??

    notsojenny - :) Thank you. It definitely melts me every time I look at it.

    Luna - Thank you! And yes, bangs! They cover it!

  10. love, love, love that picture. I like Nick's bangs - he knows how to work his assets. He probably would have been a big help to you in picking out your black boots, you know.


  11. Seriously... Nick wears his hair in such a way that it would be virtually impossible for you to notice. But I do find this hysterical.

  12. I only know B's eyes are a weird green-on-the-outside hazel-on-the-inside because mine are EXACTLY THE SAME.

    Otherwise, I wouldn't have the faintest idea.

  13. obviously you need to spend more time ruffling Nicks hair... :-)

  14. That is a beautiful picture of Father and son.

  15. How about he's so handsome (that husband of yours) that whenever you look into his eyes, you get lost in them and forget all about his hair? Lame, but it's all I could come up with. Sweet (and handsome) picture.

  16. HAHAHAA!! Blimmin hilarious!

  17. so, so funny. reminds me of a cartoon of a long-married couple sitting at the dinner table together, and the wife says "i remember you as being a much taller man"

    also, you should post a picture of nick that proves that he indeed has a widow's peak (a name i have always loved - why is it called that?!)

  18. Men are effin' tricky. It wasn't your fault you didn't notice it. HE HID IT FROM YOU. I think he owes you an apology for LYING to you.


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