UPDATE AT END OF POST
My silly husband decided to make a wager with his co-workers back on Friday, July 10. Now, before I go into what happened, let me tell you that Jeremy has not shaved his mustache or goatee in over 10 years. Before that, the last time he had a completely smooth face was our wedding day. I personally like his facial hair.
Now, onto the story.
Some guys at his office who had facial hair for years were discussing shaving their faces as an "I'm macho enough to do it, are you?" kind of thing. There was one guy with mutton chops who was reluctant to shave them off. So Jeremy chimed in and told the guy that if he came in Monday morning with a clean shaven face, Jeremy would bring his shaver to work the next day and shave his face in front of everyone. He then waited until Sunday night, as we were turning in for the night, to tell me about his bright idea. His last words of the day were "don't worry hon, the guy is really attached to his mutton chops, he'll never shave 'em". Brilliant.
Monday rolled around and I completely forgot about his little wager. We were sitting in the doctor's exam room waiting for the doc and trying to occupy a very hyper, very bouncy Marissa. Out of the blue Jeremy said to me "oh, by the way, that guy I work with shaved his mutton chops". It took me a minute to recall just what he was talking about. As soon as I did, I glared at him and mock repeated back to him what he had said the night before about the guy never shaving his mutton chops off because he was so attached to them. Just then, the doc walked in and our focus changed drastically. Have I ever mentioned that Jeremy has the crappiest timing ever? No? Well, he does. :)
So, Tuesday at work, Jeremy shaved his face for the first time in 10 1/2 years in front of all who cared to witness. I was a little concerned that Marissa would freak out when she saw him with a clean face because he has had facial hair all her life. Turns out, I had nothing to worry about.
The only thing she ever did to acknowledge his clean face was, periodically throughout the evening, she would reach up and caress his face with a slightly puzzled look. That's it. So I am glad to say that she didn't freak out. Because I would have really hated to kick Jeremy out of the house for two weeks while his hair grew out enough so she wouldn't freak out. :)
I decided that a clean shaven Jeremy reminds me of Ray Romano of "Everybody Loves Raymond".
So, I called him Ray for the rest of the evening. Hopefully he is done playing silly little games with his friends. :)
Daddy playing "Spin the Rissa"
So, what do you guys think? Facial hair or no facial hair?
For the record, I think he looks good without facial hair, younger even. I just prefer him with a mustache and goatee and so does he. Another good reason for him to grow it back out? A majority of the women he works with thinks he looks better without it! Gotta nip that in the bud NOW!! Just kidding!! ;)
He is in the process of growing it out and all will be right with the world soon! :)
I have a prayer request. One of our little trach friends is supposed to be decannulated today. His name is Milo and we just love this little guy.
He is going in for a bronchoscopy today and if all looks well, he will come out of the OR as a face breather!! Please keep him and his mom Janay in your prayers today. Decannulation is a wonderful thing that all trach parents dream of but it can be very nerve wracking as well. Please check his blog for updates and I will try to update when I know something also.
Everyone stop by Milo's blog to see how today went. Leave 'em a comment so they know you are out there and have been praying for them! Show them lots of love!!