Monday, February 2, 2009

Our Superhero Husbands



So ladies, let's talk about what our husbands think about our little Twilightheadedness. I'll start. Mr. Ginger was pretty annoyed when I first got into Twilight. I told him he was my Edward (trying to be all romantic) and he got offended I was comparing him to a fictional character. It turned into this huge fight where I later said I'd never mention Twilight to him again as long as we lived. (yeah right) Though he soon learned that when I'm Twilightheaded, I'm feeling more, uh, romantic. Now he's gone a complete 180 degrees and encourages my Twisession. He doesn't mind how many times I see the movie because he's expecting to reap the, uh, benefits after I get home. (after the kids are in bed, of course) In fact, Mr. Ginger helped design our website, on the condition that his name is not on here and this blog can't be traced back to him in any way. He's like our own personal Alfred around here, knowing our true identities but sworn to secrecy. Mostly because he doesn't want to be associated with Twilight in the real world.




Oh Ginger, that's too funny...These poor guys, the trials and tribulations they've gone through to get to accepting of "THE Twilight". They're saints! My man was very annoyed at first by the fact that every time he'd come into my "cocoon space" he'd see me with a shit ass perma-grin. It was NOT possible to hide. He would say something and I'd just look up at him with "IT" written all over my face, and he'd be all rolling his eyes and squinting in disgust. Often with a remark like; "you've been up here for a long time, are you planning on joining us today?" Thank goodness he loves me enough to accept that there is another "whatever" that now lives with us every day! Thanks hun! :-) Why is there no "shit ass perma-grin" face to insert here?




Mr. Meadow suffered greatly through the 5 stages of Twilight-Widower-Grief (Suspicion, Denial, Anger, More Anger, Complacency.) It started with simple comments like "Didn't you just read that book? Why are you reading it again?" and transitioned to "Are you planning on doing the dishes at any point this lifetime?" After realizing that he was feeling a deep loss of his spouse I managed to hold my tongue and NOT respond with statements like "You have two hands, do the damn dishes yourself!" He is not quite willing to admit that he appreciates the benefits of my Twisession, but believe me, he does. Sometimes he enjoys it more than once in the same evening.





Boy am I glad I bypassed all this. *throws myself on the couch and re-reads Twilight*






15 comments:

Brenda Jean said...

My hubbies cool. He's a huge Buffy, Angel, and all things vampire fan. He missed the movie, and won't read the books, but he put a Twlight wallpaper on my laptop as a surprise and my kids got me the soundtrack for Christmas. I think they all just want to keep me happy. BAHAHHAHAHA Then there are those extra benefits for him to keep me smiling. Oh, and for the record I fed my kids...sure, I burned a few things, but they were fed! Dishes, not so much:)

Valerie(momof3crazykids) said...

The first time I read "the books" was last June while on vacation. The husband doesn't usually come with us because we are in AZ for like 4 weeks. But since I was staying with my cousin the kids had their own things to do, and I would just read day and night. One night around 1 am my cousin's husband came down for a snack and couldn't believe I was up at that hour still reading. The next night same thing, but then he just gave me a look. The next night, he "threatened" to call the husband. Whatever. I was made fun of for reading those 3 books in 6 days.
When I got home I was reading them again. The husband was like, didn't you just read those on vacation? I was all-Yes, but you want me to read them again, their might be benefits!

Valarie Lea said...

My husband does not stand a chance when it come to a Twilight obsession. We have an 18 and a 14 year old daughter, who are both obsessed! So add me into the mix and you get a triple threat. The 8 year old boy in the house doesn't stand a chance either. Actually if you go to my blog, you will see that the 14 year old has now actually turned into a newborn Vampire.

SpiderLily said...

My hubby is the closest thing to Edward I've got. Gotta love him, he's a doll. Totally supportive of my insane obsession AND he knows as much about it as me.
Now if he would only sparkle.....

letterstorob said...

so my husband has revolted and i'm not longer allowed to talk twilight/rob around him. which means i have to do my bloggy stuff and obsessing at work, and try not to get fired while doing so.

however, Mr. D has a gym class M, W and Fri's until 8pm, so I get a lot done then. Plus I've replaced Tv-time with Rob-time, so i can do some obsessing/blogging when i would have normally watched tv. ALSO.. i give great head and have learned that doing that often makes him forget about the time i called him rob in bed (okay.. i didn't do that.. yet.. but i'm seriously afraid i might.. ay!)

Ginger Swan said...

@letterstorob, you're cracking me up! Me and the girls JUST had that conversation yesterday about whether or not we were worried we'd ever call out Rob's name in bed. LOL
Sorry your husband has revolted and you're not allowed to talk about Twilight/Rob around him. That sucks.

Sophie said...

My DH tried to read Twilight. He really did try. He read the first three chapters, closed the book and declared, "I get it. He's beautiful. She loves him. He may or may not kill her." And then turned on ESPN News.

But he has him moments. After putting lotion on our youngest after her tubby and hearing her complain about his cold hands, he said, "Perhaps, I'm a vampire."

To which I replied, "I only wish."

Yes, there are side bennies which is why he tolerates the Edward blanket for my naps.

TLC said...

my poor husband just shakes his head at my handmade Edward keychain. and the Edward magnet on our fridge ("why is HE on our fridge?" he asked.)

and he keeps asking me "how many times are you going to read those books? don't you already know how it ends?"

when i spend an evening reading fan fiction online...i tell him i'm blogging. haha.

he just doesn't get it.

when i saw the movie for the 4th time...he had no response (of course, he thought it was only the 3rd time...i snuck in one viewing w/out his knowledge when i supposed to be xmas shopping!).

Erin said...

Yeah, my loving husband has "tried" to understand my strange obsession with these books but doesn't really. He was nice enough to go with me to see the movie again this weekend, however he made fun of it the entire time and almost fell asleep 3 different times in the movie. He hasn't realized the benefits of it yet I guess. I do try to keep the time I spend reading the books (again) at home to a minimum, but it still drives him crazy. I'm sure my girl's trip to Forks/Seattle/Portland this summer isn't helping much though!

I had the same issue with the dishes/food thing. He wasn't happy about our usually spotless house being cluttered or the sink full with dishes either, or the laundry not getting done! I just couldn't put the books down, I had to see what was next!

lynn said...

Love your blog!

My hubby is cool with it as long as I don't talk his ear off about it. He didn't understand why I had to see the movie so many time though. He's dealt with other obsessions I've had so he kind of knows what to expect. It's all or nothing with me when I find something I like!

Lori said...

I've been timid about writing on this post but nobody knows me and likes twilight anyway! So, what the heck. My husband was anti-twilight (sort of) for a bit but he came around. He likes that it get's me off his back and keeps me occupied enough many evenings so we don't argue about what Tivo'd show to watch! ;) He's been able to catch up on lot's of his car shows and other things that I have no interest in! Yay Twilight - you've made us both happy in my home! VERY happy!

ladylennon said...

My husband loves Twilight. He wants to read the books but I don't want him to touch mine LOL!! I have a large tattoo of the Cullen crest with the quote Look after my heart I've left it with you and he love sit too. He has seen the movie 3 times.

Lauren said...

Oh man haha. My husband likes to complain about Twilight, but he totally enjoys "reaping the benefits" ;)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Brilliant discussion ladies... I may have to send the HUbby over here so that he can see it's a lost cause.

brightredink said...

You ladies might get a kick out of this article my husband wrote:

http://brightredink.blogspot.com/2009/04/mans-perspective-on-twilight.html