I won’t lie. I am often puzzled my husband Joe’s behavior. Sometimes it makes me raise an eyebrow and give him “the look” but most often it just makes me chuckle. Those are typically the moments when I simply appreciate having him and know that I don’t really need to always understand him to know I love him as he is. A man.
So when does my husband leave me scratching my head? A great example occurred recently on a Saturday morning, a week before Christmas. I am busy wrapping gifts. My husband on the other hand gets the idea that he should take out the huge boxes his parents gave him of his G.I. Joes from his childhood. He thinks our action figure loving son Warren would enjoy it. I didn’t discourage the idea because I appreciate having the kids entertained and I had a long list of things I wanted to get accomplished.
This plan worked for a little while. Warren did play with Daddy at the table for about 20 minutes before he lost interest watching my husband sort his “guys”. Many of them were taken apart and badly in need of some care. The quantity was really massive and less than half of them are shown in these pictures.
Joe couldn’t stop until as many of his guys could be put together as possible. He set to work sorting parts and rebuilding his men and sharing stories. I learned about many of the characters and how his brother David left one of them outside to get his legs chewed up by the family dog. He was happy to share the tale with me as he holds up the evidence. (Something he is apparently still a bit annoyed about.) And so I couldn’t resist snapping a couple of pictures, not imagining I’d be sharing them with anyone.
After a couple of hours of this I had to ask, who is he really doing this for? Joe apologized, realizing it certainly wasn’t for our kids anymore but that once he started he couldn’t stop. Eventually I had most of our presents wrapped while he had managed to assemble a majority of his G.I. Joes. I’m not sure if I can say that was a Saturday well spent given the time of year, but it was one of those times I simply shook my head and smiled seeing the little kid in him shine through.
Since having kids I am often wondering who I’m REALLY buying our toys for in the family, especially Legos. Our boys or my husband? When they work on them together it is quality time. Joe has a fabulous gift for building unique items with Legos that the boys just love. But when I find that the boys are playing upstairs by me and my husband has been down in our playroom for an hour by himself assembling some new contraption, I have to wonder….
Understanding guys might be hard, but feeding them thankfully doesn’t have to be. While my husband’s behavior may leave me puzzled, he is easy to please in the food department. All three of my guys, big and small, love a good hot dog. Ball Park is dedicated to making food that is juicy, handheld and easy to make for any guy time occasion. Be sure to visit Ball Park Franks on Facebook for promotions and to stay up to date on new products.
I’d love to hear about any tales in which the men in your life leave you a bit puzzled as well!
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