Friday, September 04, 2009

"Sorry, I Can't Right Now... My Nails Are Wet"

These are words that my mom teases me I used far too much as a teen. Sadly, I know it is true. Empty the dishwasher? "Sorry, my nails are wet." Fold the laundry. "Sorry, Mom, my nails are wet." But these are words I never thought I would hear my husband say.

But tonight, he proved me wrong. I actually heard him utter those very words when the girls asked for a snack. "Honey, can you get it, please? My nails are wet."

What a proud moment for me. (NOT!)

You see, my husband promised Leila at the beginning of the soccer season that when she hit 25 juggles, he would allow her to paint his nails and he would wear them like that to a soccer game. (Juggling is when a player bounces the ball on their feet and keeps it in the air without letting it touch the ground and without touching the ball with their hands.) Well... Leila hit 25 several times last week and she was all too ready to take him up on his bet. Of course, one simple pastel color wouldn't be enough. Oh, no...... Leila painstakingly picked out three bright colors that would make his nails just gooooooooorgeous.

Wow, what will the next juggling milestone bring? Makeup? Oh, no!

By the way, thanks, honey, for being a good sport and letting me post these photos on the blog. I know you can't wait to get your hands on polish remover immediately following tomorrow's game. You may look kind of funny at the soccer game tomorrow, but in your daughters' eyes, you're a rock star!

The Bet (1 of 1)



The Bet (1 of 1)-3

The Bet (1 of 1)-4

19 comments:

Courtney said...

Too funny, what a great dad!

Missy said...

Awww, what an AMAZING daddy!!! I love that he is such a great sport. Way to go, Nolan! Also, GREAT WORK Leila!!! Yay :)

Beth said...

Great nails! BTW, I love the AWANA shirt!

Beth

Jodee Leader said...

What a hoot!

Jill said...

AWESOME Nolan! Just awesome! Way to take one for the team!
Way to go Leila!!
Hugs, Jill

you guys going to the new albany classic?

Jboo said...

What a great sport! That is so funny!

Janet

day by day said...

lol! What a good sport!!!

Donna said...

He gets my vote for coolest dad of the year!

:)


Donna
Our blog: Double Happiness!

JG said...

Now THAT'S a great daddy!!

Ashley said...

What an awesome dad - I think you rock too:)

Blessings and Go Leila at your game, Ashley

Sarah said...

Heehee! Way to go, Dad!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

He is one amazing DAD!!! That is so funny.....and he even let you post the pics...What a SPORT!!

Way to go on the 25 Juggles Leila:)

Lisa

a Tonggu Momma said...

Now THAT is classic! And it takes a very secure man to allow a photograph of it. Heh.

The Things We Carried said...

oh, how priceless is he!

Steffie B. said...

Hi Micehlle.....I am catching up on all your posts below....it sounds like things are going fabulous....and it sounds like the school was very helpful in placing K where she needs to be.

Love your pics....they are so clear.

Hope you are well....
Hugs,
Steffie

LaLa said...

Way to go girl with your soccer and nail painting skills!! Nolan, what a great Daddy you are to uphold your end of the bargain : )

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

That is too cute! Such a good Daddy! When I was little I painted my Dad's nails a bright red and well it wasn't all to easy to get off (: hehe. Leila did a wonderful job I want to add (:

Norah said...

Way funny! How did everyone like the nails?

Cammie said...

That's a real man!