Monday, July 6, 2009

Into the 'Donate' Pile

Some people find it cute when couples who have been together for years start to think like each other, and even begin to finish each other's sentences. Me? Not so much.

Now that it is hot outside, I am wearing shorts late into the evening and my wife has been encouraging me to wear some which are more like 'pajamas' rather than street shorts. Always aiming to please, I looked and did find one pair hidden in a back drawer. However, after putting them on I realized there was a good reason I had to dig for these particular shorts.

Mrs. LIAYF: "Oh, I see you found a pair of pajama shorts."

SeattleDad: "Yeah, but they're not that comfortable."

Mrs. LIAYF: "What's wrong with them?"

SeattleDad: "For starters they have this heavy duty elastic waistband. It doesn't have much give, and cuts into my. . ." (searching for the right word here)

Mrs. LIAYF: "Tire?" (smiling)

SeattleDad: "Uh. . . . yeah that's exactly the word I was looking for. Thanks a lot Honey!"


Jason Roth said...

Time to work that core!

James (SeattleDad) said...

@VegasDad - Yes, I need some core work. But thankfully I am nowhere close to having a bonafide 'tire'. She was just giving me the bizness.

SciFi Dad said...


Try to remind her of that the next time she asks you if those jeans make her ass look fat.

Being us... said...

hehehehehe didn't you know there is a double standard. You can't EVER tell us how you feel about how we look, but we are allowed to tell you. Don't worry about it, I say be happy and who cares about the "tire"!

OM said...

Are those your maternity pants?

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Scifi Dad - I could use to lose a few pounds, but i'm not stupid!

@Being Us - A double standard? Very first I heard of such a thing (snigger).

@OM - No, they are my 'pre-paternity' shorts.

Never, and I mean NEVER buy shorts with a inch thick elastic band. "It's The Band!"

Lady Mama said...

What Being Us said! Agreed. Haha.

Martin said...


Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

LOL... the real question is... does it LOOK like a tire??? lol!

1 point wife 0 LIAYF :)

McMommy said...

I'm pretty sure that means you need some yoga pants.
Or maybe some leggings. Because truly...nothing says MANLY yet COMFORT like a guy wearing leggings.

Mrs. LIAYF said...

I am truly sorry for my comment and the pain it has caused all you gentle readers. I forgot the golden rule . . . if you want your husband to think before he speaks, you should too. Plus, he doesn't really have a tire (just an inner tube).

For the record, my husband's bum is amazing. It still looks like it did the day we met when he was 28 years old - smokin' hot.

Mrs. M said...

Sounds like you might need to try the new "Spanx" for men. I heard them talking about it on the radio yesterday, then boom - same day saw an article in Time. Otherwise, just avoid the drawstring. It's evil ;-)

Super Mega Dad said...

Maybe it's time to start wearing the briefs and stained white tank top at night. :)

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Lady Mamma - That double standard is 'tiring'.

@X-box - I know, I know!

@Shelle - No, not really. And she is way up on me in the point dept.

@McMommy - Sounds comfy.

@Mrs. LIAYF - Thanks for the clarification there. (innertube my bum) Speaking of, I can shake that moneymaker in your direction.

@Mighty M - (I'll check that out late some night when no one is watching.)

@Super Mega Dad - Ha! Well, I guess anyway cause I didn't get the referenec.

Knatolee said...

Oh dear, I recognize myself in that wifely "tire" crack. Ya gotta watch it, dude. Once you hit 40, it's all downhill. (For example, you start calling everyone "dude", which would be even worse in your case because you have a child to embarrass!)

I should think you work your core plenty hefting that adorable kidlet of yours through sprinklers.