Monday, October 12, 2009

Are you ready for some football?

We had family pictures today with my side of our extended family. It's sort of a tradition for my Mama, so we do it each year. We wore our Seahawk colors/jerseys this time around, cause that's how we kick it. Oh, and fun fact. We took photos at the high school that my brother, my husband, and I graduated from... the stories I could tell. Oh, and another fun fact. I'm wearing my man's high school football number on my tee shirt. Yes, I am that girl. (Thank you for loving me anyway.)

Have you ever seen one of these? It's a one-man sled/tackling dummy.
Guess who stands on top of these things?
Dummies. What? (FYI, I'd have said that regardless who was on it, but this was the only photo I could find of a dude on a one-man sled. I'm sure John Kerry is a very nice man.)

After family photos, my man and brother were reliving the glory days of football on this very field. Adrain decided to show my kids how to properly pop the sled with your shoulder. Apparently, there is proper technique for being a burly man about to drive into something like this. Let's not ask.

I laughingly jumped on top of the sled, thinking, "Of course Adrain won't actually tackle this thing with his wife on it..."
He laughingly thought, "Of course she would grab onto a handle and expect me to bump it a little if she actually jumped onto this thing..."

And that's when my man crouched, and sprung into that sled and knocked me backwards. Hard. I landed on my rear and it knocked my shoe off. It knocked my shoe off y'all!! Well, all but the ankle strap which stayed fixed securely onto a chunk of skin that was now dangling from the top of my foot.

It's not his fault that he outweighs me by 100 lbs. It's not his fault that he mistakenly thought there was a handle for me to grip. It's not his fault that he barely hit that thing and I went flying. Trust me, I know he barely hit it too, because I saw him tackling and flipping that thing upside down just for fun afterward. Twice. (That would have had my heart throbbing under any other circumstance, but my foot was the only thing doing any throbbing at that point.)
So in closing, I'd like to say a few things. First, that right there, is a fine piece of Man-manship, and I for one, would not want to be on the receiving end of a real life tackle. Second, I feel a renewed confidence in my man's physical ability to take someone out if necessary. I would not want to be that guy.

And lastly, I assign a ten yard penalty for roughing the wife.

Other possible titles for this post;
"A man, a woman, and a sled..."
"He almost knocked my socks off..."
"How to get your man to apologize to you 842 times"
"How do you spell guilt? A-D-R-A-I-N."

44 comments:

  1. It seems to me, that life with you would never get to be boring. What a fun post! What a good looking family! And, I like how you talk so lovingly about your man. It is refreshing.

    Happy Monday!

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  2. Funny! My man's a wrestling coach... talk about total confidence that he could take down just about anybody! I echo the previous comment; it is refreshing to hear a wife brag on her man!
    Blessings!

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  3. Ouch! Yes your hubby does look like he could knock the tar out of any bad guys :)

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  4. HA! Roughing the wife..love it. silly men--he was just playing around, you know??

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  5. Oh, the mental picture was great. I mean, not for you, but for our mental picturing. ;) Guys are so rough- my hubby can't even tickle without it hurting! What does he say? "I can't help it I have such strong fingers..." sure, yeah, whatevs.

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  6. I know what you mean, our guys are tough!!!!

    LOVE IT

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  7. What a fun idea for a family picture! My dad coaches college football and our entire family revolves around the sport (kind of)so I think we should try this!

    I can't BELIEVE he did that! It's one of those husband moments I like to call a spasm.

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  8. Oh my word! I'm sorry, but this cracked me up! ;)
    Leave it to a husband. ;)
    I'm ALWAYS telling mine that he's too rough, and he ALWAYS denies it. I guess they just don't know their own strength....I have to say though, I'll take all their strength and roughness any day over a wimpy, 'sensitive' man. ;)

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  9. Ya'll are too cute! He might just need to apologize 843 times!

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  10. Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun:) Woo hoo go Seahawks!

    And that really looks like John Kerry...too funny!

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  11. Here is my 843rd apology. Ever since teeter-tooter-gate (17 yrs ago), I have always tried to be especially careful with the fact that I am like two of you.

    I have now learned my lesson I will avoid all old-school playground equipment and tackling apparatus when you are within 50 feet.

    Again I am sorry and I love you.

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  12. I may be twisted but that is just hot to me. My guy has been accidentally poking me in the eye, or somewhere in the face lately, I think i'de rather get tackled. You guys are a great family! warm feelings felt here.

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  13. isn't that hilarious....years ago my hubbie knocked me off of a piece of playground equipment called "THE LIBERTY BELL"
    Good night...I've never seen him laugh so hard once he knew I wasn't seriously injured.
    Have a great monday~
    chasity

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  14. "fine piece of Man-manship"

    I have never heard this one before. I wonder if it would work on my hubby? Something like: You are the most fine piece of Man-manship, will you take out the trash now?

    LOL

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  15. AWWW First off- you poor thing! That must have been a little scary when you realized you were flying thru the air backwards. And second, poor Adrian! That must have been a little scary when he realized YOU were flying thru the air backwards!! Glad your ok! ;)

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  16. I like your new profile pic..cute! Sounds like a fun day, except the tackle that knocked your socks off part! You sound to me like a pretty tough little gal, so I'll bet you're ok! But..I would complain some..til I got a great massage out of it!
    Come say hi :D

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  17. You are too funny. Roughing the wife...that is too cute & funny. Love it. Nice to know that your hubs is so stong. Love all the new sidebar pics.

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  18. Great post - hahaha. I love that first pic of the fam! You look gorgeous!

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  19. First, y'all are too cute! Second, I just saw that your hubby posted a comment to apologize to you again....what a guy! So sweet! I love it!

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  20. Awww.. love the idea of the family pictures in your jerseys and I love the fact that you wore the shirt with your husband's high school number on it! I, too, am "that" girl when it comes to my husband! :o) On another note, I'm so sorry that your foot got hurt - wow - I'm sure that really startled you as much as it probably scared your husband thinking he hurt you. P.S. I love the other title ideas you came up with for this post - too cute!:o)

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  21. Love the Jersey photos. You are just too adorable. What is it about men and rough housing? Even though some of them get sons they still want to "beat up" the wife too :)

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  22. When my husband and I first started working together I saw him tackle a shoplifter and thought that was so awesome! Nowadays (well he's not actually IN the stores anymore, but...) I tell him to get somebody else to do that - I'm not raising these kids by myself ya know!!! He can't win. Have a great day ~ ♥

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  23. You guys are just too cute! I hope your ankle is ok. Is he still babying you? Thanks for the remarks about my mailbox house. it was fun - we just gotta figure out how to attach the flag now...

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  24. What fun! And I'm so happy you picked a man you can adore forever...and who can adore you... Happy Monday!

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  25. Great story...glad you are ok. And how sweet of him to post a comment...so sweet!

    Have a great week!

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  26. You know you liked it. Hee hee.

    Cute idea for family pictures! :)

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  27. Too funny and what a neat idea to all dress in jersey/team colors for family pictures...may have to steal that idea =D

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  28. Oh no! Great picture of all of you. I like the how to get your socks knocked off title. Too cute. I love your adoration for your man, very sweet:)

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  29. That sounds like too much fun. Glad you are all right! And that picture of John Kerry is kind of funny.

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  30. Oh my -- what a cute family you have there! Wow -- your Hub is one strong guy!

    Janet

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  31. OH. MY. GOSH. I should no better than to not pee before I read your blog, because I know that when I do read your post, I'm gonna laugh so hard that I will just about pee my pants. He sure does get that penalty, but yea, that's one tough man you got.

    Thanks for showing my boy some love on my blog. And I promise, I'll be back more often now that life has hopefully calmed down a bit...or to be more accurate, I'm determined to not let Facebook continue to run my life!

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  32. Ooooh! Sum buddy's in TRUH bull!
    Milk it for all it's worth, girlfriend! I'm pretty sure those shoes are now ruined (what with the gobbets of flesh hanging on them and all) and you need at least 1 new pair.
    ;o)

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  33. You know I love a clothing coordinated picture! I'm so proud!

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  34. you are too cute, ouchy about your tackle!! I bet you got a lot of tender loving care after it,
    xo,
    LuLu

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  35. I bet he was saying yes to whatever you were asking for after that:-) Great photo!!!

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  36. Frequently when I'm watching football with the hubs (because I am such a nice wife) I think to myself that this world must be crazy because so many people want to try and kill each other all for a stinkin ball...hmmm

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  37. That should at least be a 20 yard penalty!! LOL!

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  38. Girl you crack me up!! I do hope you're ok though!!!

    :) T

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  39. Glad you're okay. :) Cute pics! You have a beautiful family.

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  40. He didn't! You didn't!

    Oh my. That is cracking me up! Hunka, hunka, hubby love.

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  41. Oh...H-I-L-A-R!!!!! I covered my mouth to laugh (didn't want to wake the little one)!

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  42. My goodness, that is hilarious. I know, those men are stronger than they/we think sometimes... LOL
    Sounds like fun. (laughs)

    Oh, loved your comment on the photo you used. 'I'm sure he is a very nice man'.

    Loved your bragging on your man. :)

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