Monday, July 16, 2007

Hey, Big Guy

The May Queen began referring to my husband as the Big Guy when she would do things like give him an extra serving at dinner, saying things like "You get more mashed potatoes because you're a big guy!" And she's right. At 6'5" my husband IS a big guy. He's also broad shouldered, and as we get older, broad in other places as well. He is a big guy. But then she started using it as a nickname, still usually around food issues or other size related topics, such as "Big guy, you get to sit in that chair because it's the biggest." But now it has expanded even further, and she'll just refer to him as Big Guy on occasion. This cracks me up. He does not seem to think it is as funny. Particularly when I add my sultry voice and a few raises of the eyebrow... Hey, Big Guy...

16 comments:

slouching mom said...

Heh. My husband is big too -- 6'2" and broad. Jack was so confused for so long because I am a year older than the hubs, but I am not as big as he is (thank God!).

In Jack's world (the world of the child), when you get older, you get bigger.

Hence the confusion. I think he finally gets it now

thirtysomething said...

Oh. That nickname will probably stick for years to come. How endearing.

Heather said...

LOL! That's awesome. What a great nickname. Daddy-O would love that because he's not a BIG guy...just average, he'd feel so important. Your husband should just embrace it. ;-)

Peanut calls Daddy-O "Babe." Especially when yelling down the hallway to get his attention, "Hey, Babe!" Where could she have gotten that?

Bon said...

the May Queen cracked me up just now...and i needed that. tell her thanks. tell Big Guy that he's doing a fine job being funny fodder for your blog friends.

Sober Briquette said...

That's adorable. Very sweet.

Fiona used to call my husband "The Man with the Money," because we'd always lose him in the supermarket and I'd tell her we've got to find him because he's...the man with the money.

jen said...

i think that is hilarious. hey big guy....

blooming desertpea said...

I think the Big Guy should feel honored to be called that ...

Oh, btw, if he feels too tall, he could pass on a few inches over here, we're all a bit smallish ... lol

ewe are here said...

I think it's cute when they pick up on these things...

Magpie said...

Funny.

Christine said...

hehehe! I think it is too funny. By kids are boring--jusr daddy! ;-p

NotSoSage said...

My sweet-as-honey, self-effacing husband was known as "Big, Scary Joe" by my residents when I was a resident assistant in university. Never was there a greater misnomer, I believe.

Tell Big Guy he's getting a whole lot of eyebrow-lifting "Hey, Big Guy"s from your bloggy friends.

And I have a "virtual" present for you in response to your latest comment at my place. I could post it or I could e-mail it to you, if you're comfortable sending me an e-mail.

thailandchani said...

That is a funny one! "The Big Guy". Just remind him that lots of people call God "the Big Guy". :)

Seriously, everyone's right. She will probably call him that for the rest of her life.

:)

BTW, I think "Painted Maypole" is kind of pretty. How did you come up with that?



Peace,

~Chani

painted maypole said...

Chani - the reason for Painted Maypole is there on the left side of my blog. It is kind of pretty sounding, but it is actually a Shakespearean insult.

NotSoSage - a gifty? for me? I have e-mailed you, but if you didn't get it, feel free to e-mail me at pntdmaypole at yahoo.com

thailandchani said...

Well, if I'd read your sidebar... um... LOL

Funny thing is that I would have never made the connection btwn Painted Maypole and Midsummer Night's Dream.

It's been too many years since those lit classes. :)


Peace,

~Chani

Mad Hatter said...

My daughter calls my husband "Tragedy Daddy." Tee hee.

Jennifer said...

I love this! My youngest (age 2.5) has taken to calling Daddy by his first name. Daddy says it makes him feel like other people are wondering who our youngest's father really is... Hee.

- Jennifer (Faking It)