My husband is a middle school boy.
At heart, I mean.
Do men ever really outgrow their youthful boyishness? I think it’s similar to how if I was left alone in a meadow of tall wildflowers, wearing a flow-y dress, my skin warm from the sunshine, I couldn’t help but spin in circles, my arms outstretched.
At heart, I hope I hold on to that little girl inclination to twirl.
Back to the man.
My wonderful honey thinks it’s hilarious to run through a list of handshakes that would make someone feel awkward. Thankfully, this is only done in jest, and never for real. Unless it’s his buddies, and then it really is funny.
The handshakes go something like this:
- the dead fish = let your hand go slack as soon as theirs touches yours
- the board = as soon as the other person grabs your hand, make your wrist and fingers tight and straight
- the weakling = stretch out your hand as if going in for a firm grip, and at the last minute grab their hand with your fingertips, all dainty-girl like.
So last night my sweet, darling husband decided to pull his “handshakes” with his lips when I leaned over to give him a kiss goodnight. Sometimes a man annoys you as his way of flirting–it never gets old to them!
But I’m glad after nine years of marriage, my man still flirts with me.
If you want to pull these little maneuvers yourself, here they are:
- the dead fish = let your lips go slack as soon as theirs touches yours
- the board = purse your lips together and keep them real tight
- the weakling = kiss for a second (like normal), then gradually stop kissing back
Is it sure to annoy him? Yes, but isn’t that the fun of handshake kisses?