Wednesday, May 07, 2008

high expectations

Yesterday when we were putting her clean laundry away, five year-old Lucy's mind turned to romance. "When I get married, my husband will be very beautiful."

"More beautiful than Daddy?" I asked.

"Oh, yes! More beautiful than Daddy! As beautiful as Mommy!" Lucy turned a shirt over and over in her hands as she pondered her beautiful future spouse. "As beautiful as a butterfly! As beautiful as a flower! As beautiful as a princess!"

13 comments:

hughman said...

not that there's any pressure or anything on the future husband...

hughman said...

also, given her previous preferences, i suggest she butch it up and look for a femme lesbian. couldn't hurt.

the Drunken Housewife said...

Well, I think that a husband who is as beautiful as a princess is OBVIOUSLY a drag queen, NOT a lipstick lesbian.

Freewheel said...

So your dream come true after all: a drag queen to shop with.;)

Love Bites said...

I want a husband as beautiful as a butterfly!!!

Melissa said...

I can think of quite a few men I'd call beautiful...but they all have lovely European accents. Maybe that's the trick.

hughman said...

"beautiful" men worry me. handsome, yes. i have a wide. wide acceptance of a handsome man with any accent.

i had a BF years ago who was too pretty. he refused to walk on the beach with me on Fire Island because he thought i was "showing him off". needless to say, i dropped him.

i love me some handsome but beautiful gives me a bit of a skeeviness.

but maybe that's just me.

the Drunken Housewife said...

Well, honey, you are also not five years old.

When I was five, I wanted to marry Tony the Tiger from the Frosted Flakes commercials.

I think the love for rough trade doesn't hit until pubescence.

hughman said...

"rough trade" (if anyone even knows what that actually is) was never my thing either.

i liked 'em butch but sensitive. who looked like a muscled construction worker but read the NYT.

now my "partner" looks like a AKC prize winner but acts like she's god's gift to dogs. go figure.

The Immoral Matriarch said...

That is beautiful.

Epiphany said...

If Lola marries Johnny Depp, can I be invited to the wedding?

Mmmm, Johnny Depp!

the Drunken Housewife said...

I think she's more in a Zac Efron state of mind, sigh.

Iris said...

Zac Efron? Lucy/the great god hasn't ever seen him beyond his movie "High School Musical. Of which I myself hated, and her being my property, what do you people expect her to possibly think?