Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Eye of the Beholder


My husband returned home from Dr. Needlekor's office wearing his new glasses. He came into the kitchen to find me at the sink, back turned. Hearing his footsteps I turned expecting to find the familiar face of the man I know and love. Barely a connecting glance I burst into a belly laugh that would not end. Head bowed, arms around my midsection, each time I looked at him another round of giggles. I could not stop laughing.

"What?" my confused husband asked.
"Are those your new glasses?" barely audible between giggles. "They look like you got them at the Clown Store!"
"The lady who fitted me told me these are the trendiest style of the moment."
Legs crossed in the over 50 position, "What style? Clown College Style? I thought glasses were suppose to enhance your face, not obliterate it. All I can see are those glasses!  You have a little head. Your glasses go past the side of your face."
"Well I think they look great with my silver white hair." replied my husband becoming defensive.
"NO!" You aren't really going to serve people on the airplane wearing those, are you? Your eyes look huge! People will cough their food out of their mouths when they look up at you. You Have Got To Return Those!"
Indignant at this point, my husband exited the kitchen to the sound of my continued giggling. "Well I like them!"


All day and into the evening  my husband wore these glasses; and every time he turned his head to speak to me, I broke out into hysterical giggling. I just could not help myself! "You're not Drew Carey. He has a big head and can wear glasses like that. Your head is just too little!"

This morning my husband came into the kitchen as my back was turned to the sink. When I turned around he was wearing his REAL new glasses. Wire rimmed frames accentuating his handsome features.

MY FAMILY JUST LOVES TO TORTURE THEIR CLUELESS WIFE AND MOTHER.

22 comments:

Natalie said...

OMG that is too funny! I love your stories. Life is a journey and yours is so amazing! Love hearing all about it.

Natalie said...

opps that is Peggy in AZ I am using my daughters computer.

Cindy said...

I think this so funny!! Everytime I go to get glasses I have to take a team with me. First I can't see a thing with the practice glasses on..how do I know how I look..I can't see myself..lolThen the ladies always try to tell you aww you look great in those..my girls just cringe ..lolSo last time I ordered 3 of the same glasses frames..and on the way home I stopped and picked up a really ugly pair..and did the same to my family..they were shocked I would lime green glasses...lol Gott them!!
I can just see you laughing.Laughter is soooo much fun!!

Hugs ..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Angela said...

How naughty and funny at the same time!..and I love the "over 50 postion" comment!!

Nan said...

Oh did he really fool you, that is too funny. I always go with Bob when he picks his out just to be sure. In fact today I'm getting my new frames picked out and I'm in a color 'blue' mood here lately, bright blue in fact so we'll see.

mimi said...

Oh Elizabeth I actually laughed out loud at this post. I too got the biggest chuckle at the "over 50 position" How very clever of your husband :) I won the most gullible award in high school and made the mistake of telling my family. They think it is funny to do things like that to me too. Oh well anything that gives us a good laugh is worth it :)
Have a wonderful day
xoxo
Mimi

The Star Gal said...

E, you always put a smile on my face. Love you.

Scrap for Joy said...

This was the funniest story. I love a man with a great sense of humor! (I recently got 2 new pair of specs...one is a professional pewter color and the other pair is PINK! I love them)
xoxo
Joyce

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

But I'll bet it was worth it to him that you laughed all day, Elizabeth! Husbands!

Sandy said...

LOL LOL, I love your husband!!!!!! He sounds so darn funny! I just see that whole scenario.....Happy Rednesday E !!!!

Debby said...

Thanks for the laugh. I was beginning to feel sorry for your husband, hah. And hey, what's wrong with clown glasses, double hah. I can't believe he teased you that long. The dog looks adorable.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Elizabeth,
That's the best story I have heard in a long time..silly husband of yours. The glasses do look rather smashing on your four legged family member thou LOL.
Have a sweet day,
Elizabeth

Pieceful Bits said...

hahaha! That is funny!

A Vintage Chic said...

What a fabulous story, Elizabeth! That husband of yours is certainly a keeper, my friend!

Hoping your day is full of giggles...

Julie

My Crafty Little Page said...

Hahahaha - how funny! I love stuff like that! Especially when I'm the one doing it! xoxo Nancy

Joanne said...

LOL Thanks for the needed laugh! Blessings, Joanne

Jane said...

So funny! What a great storyteller you are, Elizabeth! The big white puppy looks so "cool" with the glasses!
Jane-Jacksonville

Kerryanne English said...

That's too funny... and really, they look great on the dog!!

Cindy said...

I can't believe your husband was able to keep a straight face through all of that! I think a sense of humor is what keeps marriages going, don't you?

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hee-hee-hee! ♥

Donna said...

Such a cute story! I don't know about your husband, but the pooch looks adorable in those glasses.
~Donna

Lallee said...

LOL What if your hubby's joke had backfired and you liked this pair best? The pics are adorable. The puppy looks so wise wearing them.