Ben has always felt very secure in our marriage, and I have never given him a reason to ever doubt my unwavering devotion to him. Which is super great that he trusts me so much. However, I am a woman. And we all know that women like to see their men a little jealous every now and then. Keeps them on their toes, you know, and reminds them what they have. Every good wife loves her husband to be a little protective and manly every once in a while... it's so blasted sexy to feel "safe" with our men.
However, Ben is so straight laced that he never gets jealous... not even annoyed. Don't get me wrong, I love it that he holds me in such esteem. But it would feel nice, I think, to see him get his hackles up about something! I mean I do, with him... One time, when I was like 8 months pregnant with Sam, we were checking out at Albertson's and the cashier totally hit on him right in front of me! Hello! Pregnant wife standing by! Some women have no tact, pride, or common sense. I hated the feeling that some women just didn't care... and I felt like they were saying to me, "What is this hottie doing with a fatty like you when he can have someone like me!?" Now, I am sure they weren't all thinking this... but I bet some were.
Anyway, I know I am not miss skinny mini... yet... but lately I have been noticing that I have gotten a little more attention from the opposite sex. Hey, I'm not complaining, it's nice to be noticed and appreciated every once in a while. Sometimes, the experiences are so dang funny I have to run home and call Ben and tell him all about it.
Like the other day, when I was standing in line at the Walmart checkout. There was a small group of Spanish speakers standing behind me checking me out. How did I know? Well, they were talking about me and had no clue that I happened to be fluent in Espanol. They thought I had a nice butt and lovely chest -- I won't tell you the real words they used but they were a bit crude. But I decided to make light of it, and instead of telling them off, I just turned around and told them what a nice day it was in Spanish. Faces turned white. I smiled and suppressed laughter until I got to the car.
Ben thought this was hysterical.
Then today we were at Walmart again... I know it seems like we go there a lot, but we still get a discount, a penny saved... Anyway, there is this guy that works at the Subway that has been giving me and the boys cookies when we come in. He's always a little flirty too, but I mostly ignore that. I mean, hey, free cookies! Right?
So I was telling Ben about it on the phone tonight.
Silence on the other end.
"What?" I asked, confused that he wasn't teasing me or chuckling about it.
"Don't go there too often okay?" He said.
"Because he likes you!"
"But he is giving you free stuff!" He told me.
"Holy Cow, Ben! Are you jealous!?" I had to ask... could it be that my trusting hubby may be having a manly moment?
"Well, no... I just don't like it. It's creepy." He said trying to steer the conversation.
"The Creepy Cookie Guy... Yeah, I like it..."
"It's not funny!" He said.
"Yeah it is... for the first time in a long time my husband is feeling manly and protective... I like this new you. The Army has done a good job!"
Silence. Yeah, he didn't have much to say to that. And he still doesn't think it is funny... but I do! I just didn't tell him that the guy is like in his fifties, bald, and covered in tats... so not my type. But I think I will let him stew for a bit... you know let him have a healthy taste of what a jealously feels like. Does that make me evil? Only a little... LOL.