Friday, April 24, 2009

Checkered: 2 Caution: 1

I have a man friend. Yes, a man. We like to chat after our kids go into school in the mornings and we talk while we wait for them to emerge from the school in the afternoon. Our paths also cross at various after-school events. It's a comfortable acquaintance and no big deal except that Checkered isn't thrilled that I have a man friend who is more comfortable with me than he is with Checkered.

Then, the other night, Checkered got a call from a PTA person. She loves my husband. Really. Truly. He's her go-to guy for certain school events, and how she can't stop thanking him is a bit sickening. She even noticed that Checkered shaved his beard off before I did. I think she needs more fast food. That might satisfy her need to gush and ooh and aah over something.


And gushing women and fast food reminds me of a certain teacher who was a bit too enthusiastic about my husband showing up to a Valentine's Day party. I had worked in her classroom several times that year. Not one thank-you from her. Then the party was planned and I suggested to Checkered that he go to spend school time with our child. I reminded him. I volunteered to stay home yet one more day with our younger kids so he could go. And that teacher who had not appreciated how I had juggled schedules to help in her classroom, couldn't stop gushing over Checkered at that party. She announced to the other adults that he deserved a medal for being at the party. "Oooh, Mr. Flag, how wonderful that you are here." "What a great dad you must be!" The mothers at that party - to whom the teacher did NOT speak that day - were quick to call me and report Checkered's great triumph.


So, after much brainstorming, I have a solution. Really, there is only one thing to do. Let's hope the teacher and the PTA lady don't recognize the new, incognito Checkered.

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(I happen to think you're even sexier this way, Checkered!! And you're all mine:)

18 comments:

Jeannelle said...

Oh, the joys of being married to an easy-on-the-eyes husband.....I know all about it. (Oops...am I one-upping??!) It makes me laugh! And, good for you to have a "man friend". At my age all I have is my very own man whisker.

Decadent Housewife said...

Men in pointy hats - be careful.

Living on the Spit said...

I get the same with my Hard Working Man...and sometimes it gets rather funny.

Kyddryn said...

I think it's because so few daddies take part in classrooms (although the number IS growing), teachers feel the need to encourage it.

Hurrah for male friends...although my spouse is suspicious of my guy pals who aren't gay, which I don't get because, hello? Fifty-acre arse? My goodness, I have my own zip code, so what on earth is he thinking?? Sigh.

Since your fella's so popular, I vote you send him for all of the classroom thingies and have some spa days - your younger kids will be fine in the closet if you leave them some water and a little kibble...

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I have a few male friends too...glad Cdub is not the jealous type. That guy of yours is one hawt dude!

Treasia said...

I have a few male friends and one is a man I dated before Trucker. Thank goodness he is not the jealous type. Trucker also has more women friends than guy friends. None bother me except one old girlfriend. That one does.

It's the curse we pay for having good looking men in our lives.

ladyfi said...

Mohahaha!

Why is it that as soon as the fathers do something we mums always do, then other women think they are just fantastic??

Checkered said...

What can I say? You did warn me this was coming. Ya know, a cowboy hat may have been a bit nicer than the witch thingy.

Busy Bee Suz said...

How funny. I suppose the teacher/pta ladies don't get much testosterone around the school...he is just baiting them on with his manself. :)
Tease.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

love your witch hat and bright glasses there checkered.... dont tell caution but the disguise does not work... we put mike in a pink shirt and dang if he did not look GREAT in it LOLOLOLOLOLOL....

Mental P Mama said...

Shameless. Shameless I tell you.

Ashley said...

you tell those ladies to back off!!!

Lady Christie said...

I like to know why when men do things women do all the time they are put on a pedestool. Me I'm only thinking it's about time they stepped up.

I love the new costume lol.

The Incredible Woody said...

When I met Vol Fan, my bff was a guy. In fact, we lived together - just roommates, never anything else. Vol Fan had a REAL hard time with that. Thankfully, he has mellowed over the years!

jojo said...

I don't know Caution, you may have trouble on your hands...;D

Mrs4444 said...

Awww. That's sweet; to be jealous after all these years. Mr.4444 doesn't have a jealous bone in his body; he just trusts me too much, probably. I, however, can get a little weird. Take last summer; this hot, charming little 20-year-old young lady was calling him and asking him for advice about her family, her boyfriend, etc. She is the daughter of an old family friend, and she goes to school here, though her family is far away. It was really starting to bug me until I realized that she saw him as a FATHER figure, not a potential boyfriend!! ARe we really that old?!

Mrs4444 said...

P.S. It was really silly of me, too, because Mr.4444 just is not the cheating type in the first place.

Rebecca said...

I can just picture that the type of woman. She either never left the 1950's and thinks if men do anything outside of work they are angels, or she must have extra bowls of crazy for breakfast.