Friday, April 23, 2010
If you watched Tina Fey's "Brownie Husband" bit that I posted last week (and if you haven't you should), you may remember one particular moment when the Brownie Husband's hand is stroking her face and Tina says "Why yes honey, I did get my hair lightened. Thanks for noticing."
Okay. Who does not get that?
I can pretty much tell you how many times over the course of almost 20 years together that my husband has actually noticed anything new that was going on with me - like once. Maybe twice. And I think both times were on our wedding day.
What is it with men?
They just don't see things that we see, right?
Short hair, long hair, new hair colors, new clothes, shoes, make-up, no make-up, showered or not, whatever the case may be - my man just does not see it. And in many instances, that CAN be considered a good thing. But sometimes, a woman just wants her man to notice her new whatever. You know?
But recently I have seen that perhaps men do not start out life not noticing.
Case in point:
Tommy, my almost 3-year-old.
The other night as he and I went into his room and closed the door behind us for some quiet reading and rocking together like we do every night, all of a sudden he stopped and looked at me. I was still in my "work clothes" (and I use that term loosely) which included a new black and white printed top I bought on sale within the last month or so but had never worn yet.
He said, "I like your new shirt mama."
I was floored. I said, "You do????"
"Yes," he said.
And as my heart was still fluttering from something new in my life being noticed by a male in my house, he said, "And I like your orange shirt and your red shirt too."
My lil' dude is taking notice of what I wear.
At least I know I'm making an impression on someone.
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