It’s Official….He’s Hot!
By He, I mean my husband. Do you ever stop and think about what it means for someone to be “hot”? And do you ever think about how your perception has changed over time?
I started thinking about this yesterday at the grocery store. I was, blessedly, alone at the grocery store so had a minute to look around at my surroundings. I saw a group of, what I assume teenage girls would think were, hot teenage boys. All Abercrombied and low-pantsed with Zac Efron hair heading for their cool car. And across the way I saw a 30 something Dad pushing his little girl in the car-grocery-cart with a baby carrier on top. I thought “Now THAT’S hot!”
Back in the day, cool clothes and a cool car would have done me in. And if they played football and were popular? I’m in!!! Now though? You took out the garbage? You’re gorgeous. You emptied the dishwasher? Take me now! You made me breakfast complete with egg whites instead of regular eggs because I’m on my special eating plan? I’m done for. You stayed out in the dark and put up the trampoline for our kids? Sold!
It just struck me as funny that our definition of what’s “hot” changes so much over time. And as a bonus? My husband is actually the traditional version of hot too!!
What’s hot to you?