Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Ring Dilemma

Everyone has forgotten to put on their wedding ring in the morning. Granted, I rarely do. In fact, my finger feels quite uncomfortable without it.

Yes, I know there are some people that never take their wedding rings off. Whatever. I don't understand that one. I think the ring is better kept out of the shower and dishwater.

But I digress ...

A few years ago, we went on vacation and I forgot my wedding ring at home. Beau did not like this ... like men are just waiting around to pounce on me at the sight of my naked finger. I actually went out and bought one of those cheap, fake rings to wear for the week to ensure the fact that men should not even look at me because I was taken.


Well, Mr. Faithful-Ring-Wearer himself forgot his wedding ring Sunday. He realized this fact on the way to church. I, of course, had to harass him.

I said, "Great. Now, every woman will think you're available."

He said, "We'll be at church. And I'll be with you most of the time."

I said, "So. That's one of the worst places to be." (You know it. There are men and women on the prowl there too.)

I really wasn't worried, but because of the hard time he gave me, I had to do the same in return. Right?

Well, one good turn deserves another. Always.

I didn't wear my wedding ring yesterday morning to run errands ... doctor, dentist, Target, mall, dropping and picking up kids, etc.

I say (with a sassy tone), "I'm not wearing my wedding ring."

(FYI: I usually don't wear my wedding ring to grocery shop or just run errands, especially when I am in work-out clothes, ponytail, no make-up, etc. You know the look. Really, no one is eyeing me. Really.)

Beau and I bantered back and forth. The girls giggled in the back seat.

Then, La Petite Belle says, "Mommy, if you don't have your wedding ring on, someone who doesn't know you're married, might come up and ask you for your digits."

We all laugh hysterically. "DIGITS," really?

Beau then told K Belle, who would be with me all day, to make sure she kept an eye on me and that no men talked to me. And that every man knew I was married.

At one point, when we stopped to eat breakfast at a bakery and I was standing at the counter, a man walked in, and K Belle caught my eye and did the whole "Meet the Fockers" gesture.
Honey, you don't have anything to worry about. I'm an almost 40-year-old woman, with two kids in tow almost everywhere I go. The only men that are looking at me usually don't have hair or all their teeth.

But, even if Jude Law or even Gerard Butler, glanced my way, I wouldn't even notice.
I only have eyes for you ... with or without the ring.

By the way, Beau is the bass player in the Carman video from yesterday, since some of you asked.


Jeanette said...

You never know! There are men stalking us women who forget their rings at home. I see them everywhere hiding behind racks in Walmart and at the end of the aisle in the grocery store, wink wink! Go thing those kids are always around to keep them at bay ;}

Lois Lane II said...


Oh, this post made me giggle. Lots. Cause I forget my ring...frequently. I take it off as soon as I get home (as I do with all my jewelry...and clothes...and replace them with more comfty clothes...) so it's easy for me to forget. But for the first year of marriage, Hubby wore his ring Every. Moment. Of. The. Day. He now removes it to shower and cut meat, thank God!

H-Mama said...

I'm one of those who wears the ring all the time... otherwise, I know I would forget it and look available to all those bald, toothless men. ;) Of course, it helps that mine is just a band... nothing fancy, but I like it.

We do the 'I've got my eyes on you' gesture with our girls all the time... too funny.

sara said...

this was so funny!! I can just see your daughter the "i'm watching you" gesture!!! LOL!!

Someone should have told Carmen that he should have exposed that bass player more.....we all know that Beau's videos are worth watching multiple times!!!

BaronessBlack said...

Ha ha! I'm one of those that wears my ring all the time. I used to have to take it off on the cancer wards and the radiotherapy suite, but then I put it on the chain round my neck and tucked it under my shirt.
My husband almost lost his on our honeymoon so many times that once we got home, it went on the icon shelf at home with our Bibles and prayer books, and it's stayed there ever since!
Oh, and being Orthodox we wear our rings on the right hand, just to confuse!

Cassandra @ Tripping Around The Sun said...

I lost my wedding ring last year while visiting my mom's. I had to take it off because it was still barely fitting from the third pregnancy. And I have been too broke to go buy another real one...so I went a bought a pretty sterling silver ring (everyone will think its platinum i tell my self haha) and I try to remember to wear it on sundays, but I bet everyone thinks i am some liberal, feminist freak cause i hardly ever wear it....wow...I guess I better get to ring shopping huh???

Cassandra @ Tripping Around The Sun said...

Oh and thanks for stopping by my blog...I wondered if I was anywhere near your neck of the woods this weekend...next year is in West Monroe so I would love to meet you if thats possible...it was always feels like a visit from your hero when you stop by my lil blog haha...again, thanks :)

thedomesticfringe said...

Too funny! I recently broke a prong that holds my diamond on my ring and both my engagement ring and wedding band are fused together. Needless to say I haven't been wearing it. FringeMan keeps giving me a hard time, but the fact is that when I'm walking down the street with both kids and the dog dragging me, I'm attractive to no one. No ring needed here!


TCKK said...

Great post! I'm one of those that almost always wear my rings. Never think to take them off. No real reason, just what I do.

Birdie said...

funny story!! loved the picture too *L* I never take my ring off. I'd lose it for sure. I don't worry about the water because it's real gold and it wont wash off *wink* Big Daddy gave me his graduation ring when we were dating (I was only 16). I was so excited!! I wrapped it in lots of string so it would stay on my finger of course. Then one day we went to the movies & I went to the bathroom. I took the ring off & laid it on the sink so I wouldn't get the thread all wet -D-U-M-B-
Then I turned around and walked out, forgetting it on the sink! Think it was there when I went back? No. *ugh* so no taking off of wedding bands for me!