Super Bowl Sunday and it's half-time...I don't much care for the recent half-time show performers so I'm going to use the time wisely and do some pondering over a recent post my daughter made on Facebook.
As a romance writer, I have some definite ideas of what a hero should look like, and I discovered last week that my opinion doesn't necessarily match that of my last born. You see, she posted a meme that she felt defined what she thought a man should be or do. I didn't agree, so we have agreed to disagree on that point.
The meme depicted various pictures of a man doing things for his woman... such as painting her toenails and washing her hair and I believe feeding her something. Don't choke me on this...but this is the farthest idea of what I would want from a man. My idea of a manly man does not include these things. I see a manly man fixing plumbing, electrical things, changing the oil or tires, and working in the yard.
You see, I go and let the little man at the nail salon paint my toenails...that's what he gets PAID to do. I have two good arms and hands and am quite capable of washing my own hair. I guess it would be different if I were bedridden or even had a broken arm, but as long as I'm capable of taking care of my own personal hygiene, leave me to do my thing. And when I go in to take a bath, I sure don't want someone...anyone...interrupting my peace.
I would even go as far as to say I don't want a man in my kitchen for the most part. Unless it's to refill his plate or rinse his dirty dish off in the sink. Or fixing a clogged drain or broken refrigerator. Cooking on the grill is different. He can cook on the grill if that's what he wants to do. Call me old-fashioned, but there's nothing sexier than a man who can FIX things...who isn't afraid to get sweaty or dirty...I mean...that's what HIS shower is for...right?
I'm pretty self-sufficient...my dad made sure I could take care of minor repairs myself. That doesn't mean I WANT to do it...but I can do it. Change a tire...yep...change my own oil...yep...wire a light...sure...plumb a faucet...absolutely. I can even hang and mud dry wall or install flooring. But, if I can get a man to do it...all the power to him.
Geez...I'm getting off topic. I was talking about what makes a manly man or a sexy man. To me, it sure isn't taking care of my toiletry needs. Can you chop wood? Till a garden? help shovel manure? Stretch a fence? Take care of mechanical repairs? Do you wear your jeans on your waist where they belong? Please tell me you don't have one of those disgusting topknots on your head.
I guess what I am saying, there is a time, place and means for showing affection. Hold my hand during a movie whether it be at the theater on kicked back in the bedroom. A swat to the butt while I'm doing something in the kitchen. Show appreciation for a meal I COOKED. Offer to take the trash down to the dumpster at the end of the drive or ask if I need some help carrying in the groceries.
I know...everyone is different...but I know I would be absolutely mortified if someone said "hey baby, sit down and let me paint your toenails" or "can I come in and wash your hair for you"...ABSOLUTELY NOT...go find a manly thing to do and let me take care of myself.
I guess I've rambled on enough about that...
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I think I'm going to go to the kitchen and further blow my Keto diet this weekend...chips are sounding awfully good right now! Take care and have a wonderful week...!!