November is the Mr's favorite month of year. And not just because his favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. It's because November marks a time honored, masculine tradition, "No Shave November".
Yes, it's a real phenomenon. Even Brad Pitt may be taking part.
For those who have not heard of it, No Shave November is month where guys grow a beard for the entire month too prove their manliness or something.
The Mr's been participating for years and I hate it.
It's too scratchy and it makes him look like tree-sitting hippy.
In past years I've tried to talk him out of it by telling him that I would participate too and not shave my legs. But I quickly realized that was impossible since I'm slightly OCD about shaving my legs.
Then I told him "No Shave November" = "No play November." But I couldn't keep that up for an entire month as Newlyweds!
This year I tried to appeal to his vanity and told him how bad he looks with beard by showing him pictures of Thanksgiving 2008, like this:
(I'm mean, I know, I know. But I don't think he looks very good with beard, do you?)
But he was unmovable. All I can do is to count down the 20 more days until this month is over.
Are any of your men participating in No Shave November? Do you like hairy look or the clean cut look on you guy?
*Edited to add: Thanks for the hilarious comments. I can't participate in No Shave November myself to get revenge on my hubby because I'm compulsive about shaving my legs every day. Why? Because I wear skirts to work most days and if I go more than a day or two without shaving I start to feel really gross, like I haven't showered. I know, I'm weird like that. My friends and family tell me that I'm totally crazy to shave almost every day, but it makes me feel happy, and that's what counts right? There, now you've learned a new quirk about me!
Mondays with Manny
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