My brother took one look at my fiance after his last hitch and said “Oh, getting a head start on Shovember, huh?” When my fiance simply gave my bro a WTF look, my sister-in-law chimed in, stating that “Shovember” is a term that at least these 2 use to describe the shaggy faces and hairy legs of the winter season- “no shave November”.
Must be true- since my fiance came home with a full beard (more grey than brown) that is growing into his neck hairs and travels all the way down his chin into his neck. At first I thought it was some strange mountain man walking through the door, and I huddled under the covers on the couch wanting to know who the old man was who was petting my dog, who was so excited she peed all over herself. Then I considered bolting, but since I was wearing a sexy little something to surprise my fiance, I didn’t want to entice this creepy mountain man who SMELLED like my fiance, but in no way could be him. Who was this hairy beast?
Turns out, it WAS my fiance, and surprise, surprise- turns out I am seriously turned on by beards. He looks so damn sexy in his salt and pepper beard, and it’s surprisingly smooth and soft. My fiance has a thousand excuses as to why he hasn’t shaved for a week, but he doesn’t need any. His ex-wife may have hated when he would grow a beard “for hunting season”, he says, but I simply am in LOVE with his shaggy face. I told him to just keep it growing- and he says it helps keep pipe dope from the rig off his face, keeps him warm out in the snowy Rockies, blah blah blah. I’m not going to make him shave it. Bring it on, Shovember!
He thinks I’m staring at him in disgust. Ha ha, quite the opposite- I’m staring at him like he’s a chocolate bar that was eaten by another chocolate bar wrapped inside a hundred dollar bill with a diamond ring hidden on the inside. I am completely enthralled with this new look my fiance has going on. The kids hate it (“It’s scary” they say), his ex-wife nags at him to shave it off (you ain’t married to him anymore- let it GO woman!), and I just pet his face like he’s a chinchilla and stare at him like he’s Brad Pitt’s hotter younger brother.
What is it about beards that are so freakin sexy? I can’t figure it out, but I’m assuming it must be the grey hair. I am completely in love with the grey that is all over his face. His head is full of sandy brown curls, yet his beard is dark brown and grey, and the hodge podge roughneck look he has is just driving me wild. It should be “Shovember” all year round.
I was also excited about “Shovember” for us ladies as well. I figured a month or two without shaving would be awesome, but my fiance wasn’t digging it. Looks like men can grow the beards, but women having pit hair long enough to braid is out of the question. Huh.
My fiance will come home next week looking even more beastly than before, and I am so excited to see how his beard has advanced. I’m hoping for that Santa Claus beard eventually, but my man has some pride. He hates the grey that’s in it, thinks it makes him look “old”. It doesn’t help that at church yesterday someone said, “Hey, I didn’t know you had 5 kids!” He has 4- I was mistaken for one of his kiddos. Whoops. At any rate, I’m hoping he lets the beard go until his pride intervenes and makes him shave all the greys off. How long can “Shovember” last? Hopefully all winter. Maybe all next year. A girl can only hope.