In our family we have many names for Mark, like Fetch because he’s always fetching tissues for our crying eyes and runny noses.
When our kids were little our friend Marcy Hunter called him Mr. Mom because he was so efficient around the house and so good with the kids.
By now you probably realize I do very little on my own these days and I rely on Mark for just about everything, including doing my hair and makeup, so I’ve given Mark a new nickname, Vidal as in Vidal Sassoon, the British hairdresser.
When Mark first started to put on my makeup I asked him to curl my eyelashes with an eyelash curler before putting on my mascara. He picked up the eyelash curler and said, “This looks like a medieval torture device.” After a few attempts at curling my lashes we aborted the device and just used mascara.
Last month while we were in Florida my sister-in-law Vicki sent our kids the above picture of Mark and I. Kelly quickly sent a text to Mark saying, “You seriously need to reevaluate Mom’s blush.” Vicki laughed and replied, “Your Mom’s blush doesn’t look as strong in person as it does in this picture, honest.” Kelly asked Mark if he saw the picture that Vicki sent to the kids and he laughed and replied, “That picture made it look like your mom is cutting teeth.”
If you ever see me out in public and I look like Mimi from the The Drew Carey Show, please discretely pull me aside and fix my makeup.