The View from the Other Side of the Bed (or, My Husband is a Smart Man)

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

My honey knows I've been really trying to get back up to speed after two surgeries in two years (rotator cuff and knee repair), so he quietly puts up with my Sparkpeople video exercises and my Wii Fit workouts in the living room. But, last night, I received the strongest show of support thus far...

On one of the rare occasions that our 3 kids were asleep before we were too tired, we closed the bedroom door and began to enjoy each other. Very matter of factly, he says "I can tell you're tightening things up. You look smaller." Best.turn.on.ever.

It seems he's not the only smart guy in my life, though. Our sons (ages 9, 9, and 11) sometimes have to endure my Wii fit sessions too. Usually, I try to weigh in when I'm alone, because that little tooting noise that preceeds the statement "That's overweight" would send my boys into fits of laughter. And the whole *overweight* thing...ugh. A few nights ago though, they were sitting in the living room and I did my daily check in, complete with the tooting overweight announcement. My sons, smart boys that they are, did not make a sound. They did not say a word. I cannot tell you how much I love them for that. Later, one of the twins told me - in a very confidential tone of voice - not to worry because he doesn't think I'm overweight at all.

That should be all that matters, but there's this drawer of shorts I'd like to wear this summer...
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    The fact that your 9 year old told you that he doesn't think you're overweight is priceless. My niece is five and I know that kids say exactly what they think. She calls me "chubby" sometimes and tells me I have fat boobs LOL.
    3183 days ago
    That is awesome! It really helps when the person you love acknowledges your efforts. and what smart boys you have to keep quiet when it counts! I'm am very happy that your family is so supportive of you !
    3184 days ago
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