Saturday, October 17, 2009

Another Meaning

There are a lot of sayings that have pretty universal meanings, such as "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water" or "Don't count your chickens before the eggs hatch". We know that these mean "Don't jump the gun", I mean don't get ahead of yourself.
One such saying has taken on a literal meaning in my life. "Tan your hide", normally meaning a good butt whipping, now means Tanning Your Hide. Well, not YOUR hide, but my hubs' hide. Yes, you read that right, I have to tan my hubs bum/buttocks/rear end/derriere/etc. Let's just say his Halloween costume requires direct attention to his very white rear end.

The conversation we had while running errands earlier started with, "Maybe I should have you spray tan my ass," with a few bad puns thrown in, and a knowing that he will either have to sit the entire party or suffer the undoubtedly numerous gropings from our friends. The conversation ended with him saying, "Wow, I really have to take care of my ass this week." *roll eyes and groan here*

I had the butt whippings as a child, and figured someday my kids would drive me to "tanning their hides" (none so far), but I never thought I would literally be tanning my husband's hide.

What (if any) sayings have another meaning in your life?


kys said...

Are you going to make us wait till Halloween to find out what his costume is??? Too funny, btw.

Charisse and Holly said...

WHHHHHHAT! All I can say is...I want pictures of this! Fabulous! Have a great day,
Holly at

Holly said...

I am kind of shuddering from that photo. I will have to think of other sayings that I use...I use them a lot (I am getting old ya know!) and am always explaing or trying to explain them to my son.
Holly @ 504 Main

Sissi said...

Costume pics will be up this weekend as the party is this Saturday night. Oh my's hysterical!

Charisse and Holly said...

Hey Sissi, I'm am so with you! When I'm old (and gray...never gray) we are so going to sing at the top of our lungs, in a covertible, top down, all 3 strands of hair blowing in the wind! Let's set a date:) Holly at