In old news, Adam Levine has been named the “sexiest man alive” by People Magazine. Because I have nothing better to do <sarcasm font>, I had a few thoughts and came up with an idea:
1. I’m hungry. Maybe that is because while I do find Adam delightful (so don’t you dare go off sending me hate mail), I feel as if I should offer him a cheeseburger or something to fatten him up a bit.
2. I really need to go get that new tattoo that I’ve been wanting.
3. I understand that they have to give other guys a chance, but um HELLO???? WHERE IS JOHNNY DEPP?
4. What constitutes “sexy”? Sure Adam is easy on the eyes, but how do we know he isn’t a total prick? (I’m sure he isn’t, but since I’ve never met him I cannot say for sure either way). What about
Johnny Farmer Bob? No one showed up here to measure Bob’s level of sexiness. Does Bob not make the list because he isn’t a guy with millions of adoring fans or have millions of dollars? I see that Bob is at a massive disadvantage here.
5. I’m still hurt over the Johnny thing. I mean come ON.
6. Who decides these things and why was I not consulted?
7. WHAT ABOUT BOB?
I say it is time. Time to show that our regular guys are sexy too.
Damn it, celebrities aren’t the only sexy men. Our “regular” guys can compete with the likes of Adam, Idris, Jimmy, Luke, and of course Johnny. They CAN fortheloveoftatersandgravy! After all, we married them/live with them/made babies with them/share a dog with them/haven’t killed them in their sleep to make the snoring stop so we must see something incredibly sexy about them.
While it is common practice to consider one “sexy” just based on what our eyes see <ahem, Johnny>, is that truly what makes them attractive? Did you choose your husband/boyfriend just based on their looks? Doubtful. You chose him for his heart. For the father you imagined him to be. For the man you saw in him. And yes, of course you chose him because his looks made your heart go all a-flutter.
That’s right ladies and gents, I want to see your sexy men. I don’t just want to SEE them though, I want to know what makes them sexy. What about him gets you all hot and bothered? Don’t be shy, this is your chance to show off your man. Follow closely my friends, there are rules and I need you to follow some directions. There may be a test. Let’s start with some examples:
From my friend The Underachiever’s Guide to Being a Domestic Goddess:
DG’s husband, also known as the Greek God Adonis is sexy because he is able to laugh along with her daily at the basic, every day events in their family, he’s kind, generous and has a steady base that she can lean on. He comes home and immediately starts entertaining the kids while she gets dinner ready and is right there to help clean up and get the kids ready for baths. When he’s not working, he spends his extra time building Legos , fighting in epic light saber battles, and coaching the boys’ lacrosse team. He doesn’t mind getting up in the middle of the night to be there for the kids, he makes a mean breakfast, and he can fix anything that needs fixin’. He loves to play on his over 40 league lacrosse team called the Rusty Bones where, in each game, he demonstrates exactly why it is called that. He is even sexy when icing knee injuries and other bruises from playing like he’s still in high school. The sexiest thing of all is the way he loves his family with all his might and supports, encourages and cheers on everyone in his life.
From my incredible friend Craughing:
The sexiest thing about The Fixer is his confidence in being a man. In a world overwhelmed with technology, money and being fake The Fixer shows his heart easily and with confidence. He is not overly concerned with looking tough and has somehow learned the perfect balance of being strong and sensitive. Somewhere along the way in his life, he learned that in order to be a man being open and loving is necessary and masculine. He is not afraid to try new things, admit when he is wrong, or show the world love and compassion. He strives to be a better person every day, and to make those he loves know they are adored. He also has a wicked sense of humor and laughs easily. Overall, his confidence in himself is what makes him the sexiest man I have known, that and he loves me well.
I Want a Dumpster Baby thinks Dumpster Husband is sexy too, here are her thoughts:
What makes my husband sexy? Simple. He makes me laugh harder than anybody I’ve ever known. That’s the sexiest thing ever. That, and he has a great ass.
From the beautiful Blissfully Discontented:
Ordering dessert even though I said I didn’t want any, asks for two forks, and turns it toward me for the first bite…at the risk of losing it all to my ravenous sweet tooth.His ability to laugh at himself…and see the funny in just about anything. If I didn’t have him to make me laugh I know for a fact I would get sucked into my depressive oblivion as I’m known to do. Also…he can quote stupid-funny movies like a mofo. This is what first attracted me to him. Hand to God.He doesn’t always get why I need certain things in my life…like my need for sunshine and the shoreline. But he gets ME. He knows I operate on a solar-powered battery. And although having his feet in the sand does absolutely nothing for him he knows the impact it has on me. He holds my hand and walks countless miles up and down the beach. He sits with me facing the tide for hours on end. And he does it with a smile. Means more to me than any jewelry in a fancy little box could every provide.Most importantly, he is an excellent dad. You can see the admiration and love in our kids’ eyes when they look at him. He is firm but loving. Silly but focused. Even when life gets hard and work is overwhelming he puts it all aside and remembers what is important. Aside from his ability to quote Chevy Chase or Adam Sandler…his ability to connect with kids is what truly attracted me to him. When we first met we were camp counselors for a summer camp. The way he interacted with his campers…I knew he was a catch then. I wanted to watch him grow into the man and father I knew he would one day become. I thank God that he picked me to share this life and these babies with him.
And finally, here is what makes Farmer Bob sexy. That’s right my friends, you finally get to see Bob. Here is what makes him even sexier than Johnny:
Being an amazing father is what does it for me. The way he isn’t afraid to show them his silly side, or his sensitive side, or his angry side. The way he shows them every single day that he loves them whether it be playing a game of football in the front yard, helping them with homework, or showing them how to put a part on a tractor. Throw in his never-ending support for me and my goals as a mother and as a woman/writer/person, it’s a wonder we don’t have more kids. He puts up with me when I’m grumpy, when I’m being redonkulous, and when I’m being over-the-top silly. He builds my confidence and reminds me that I am beautiful even when I disagree. He makes me smile when he walks in the room and cheese on a cracker this man deserves a peace prize or something. Thankfully he settles for cookies instead.
So here is the challenge, think about your man. Really think. Write down what makes him so irresistible to you. What are the qualities that you see in him that maybe he doesn’t see in himself? What makes him sexy as hell?
Once you have it nailed down (not your husband, your words) I want to read them and I want to see your man. Post a picture (keep it clean, the kiddies are watching) along with your words on my Facebook page or share it with me on Instagram (tag me @YKIHAYHT and use #mysexyman). I will give you until December 11 and then I will assemble all the photos into a Facebook album for all to see and if the response is overwhelmingly positive, we will see where to go from there! <looking for some sponsors for some manly prizes maybe? HINT, HINT>
Now don’t be shy, let us CELEBRATE our amazing men because the “regular” guys are sexy too!
*Stay tuned ladies and gentlemen, depending on the success (or utter failure) of this experiment you will (hopefully) have your turn to return the favor for your lady in the near future.*