Yesterday I had a big ole fashion love fest over here and shared what “Love Is” in the blogosphere. You should really go check out that post. It’s sweet and filled with a bunch of pretty people you probably know and the pretty people they like to love on (that you probably don’t know quite as well).
It was all about how Dumb Dad & I keep the romance alive-ish. Think dozing on the couch to Storage Wars while our children try to pile drive the dog as they jump off of the toy box in the playroom. Or something.
But really, love is all up in Casa de Dummies.
We just have what I like to call a, um, sportier way of expressing it.
What’s that mean exactly?
Well, basically it means that we’re pretty committed to keeping the high-five in business. Along with it’s even more awesome friend, the double high five, or what The Dudes like to refer to as the high-ten.
Score a point in a game: high five.
Bring home a good report card: high five.
Polish off your whole Chipotle burrito (and yes, my 10 year old can really do this): high five.
Clean your room without crying, take out the trash without crying, rare occasion that you actually remember to wear deodorant without crying: high five, high five, high, five!
There is even a good amount of high-five envy amongst The Dude ranks.
As in, one gets a high five for filling up the dog’s water dish without being told, another one is in my face telling me about the awesome thing they just did to earn a high five as well.
The high-five tally is a little bit sacred even.
It’s pretty much like living in a locker room (or, what I imagine a locker room to be like since I’m pretty sure everyone can tell that the amount of time I’ve personally spent inside of an actual locker room is laughable): high fives, loud voices, nakedness (just them, silly, not me), pep talks, and stank dudes.
We’re just not otherwise a very touchy-feely family. And we score pretty low in the verbally expressiveness department as well (there are a lot of huh’s and grunts here, a lot).
Don’t get me wrong though, I still enjoy a good old fashioned cuddle from time to time too; even if it is obtained under duress.
Sometimes you just have to make a Dude cuddle you (see ladies, I’m training these boys up right)! Not by acting whiney or needy; by putting your foot down and saying, “Get on over here and give your mama/wife a hug, fool. And make it a good one!”
Followed by a high five for completion of course.
What does love look like at your house?
Feel free to share with Seven Clown Circus and me in this week’s Wordful Wednesday.
Or link up something else entirely. It’s all good! Just remember…
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