I think my husband is a werewolf.
So, my husband¬†(a.k.a. suspected werewolf) and I had three movie “date” nights on the sofa at home watching the three Twilight movies last week. I’m no Twilight super-fan, but I do enjoy those movies as just what they are – movies. I haven’t read the books, I don’t go to the movie premiers dressed as the characters, and when my husband and I realized that if we named our daughter “Isabella” she would¬†inevitably end up with a Twilight nickname that would probably follow her around and haunt her dreams for the rest of her life, we scratched that name off the list. Sigh. It’s a shame, because I really do like that name!
Anyway, as is proper Twilight custom, I have watched the movies and sided myself with one main man or the other. And it’s Team Jacob for me! In the first two movies, he’s goofy looking and awkward and I don’t care for him at all. And he has a huge nose. But there are things about him that come out in the third movie that make me like him so much better than Edward! I got to thinking about it, and I think it’s the “werewolf” characteristics in him in the third movie that I like. Then I thought about it further, and the whole reason I like those characteristics is because they remind me of my very own dear, sweet
werewolf husband. Except for my husband’s obvious advantage in the looks category, they’re very much the same!
Let’s go over these characteristics:
“Imprinting” – basically love at first sight. From the day he and I met, he knew he wanted to be with me! I was a little slow and stubborn to come around, but he knew what he wanted and didn’t give up until he got it (and boy did he – together for 9 years, married for 6 in August!).
Super speed – okay, so he’s not going to win the Olympics any time soon, but it amazes me how no matter how long it’s been since he’s worked out, he can always stick on some tennis shoes and run 3 miles without a thought. When I started running to lose weight back in 2008-2009, he’d jog along side me talking on his cell phone while I practically died of breathlessness.
Super hearing – other than the whole “selective hearing” thing (don’t get me started on that), I’m consistently surprised at the things that he knows! I’m pretty sure he can hear me and my conversations with other people from states away.
Body heat – even when it’s freezing outside, he’s warm. I can often be found snuggling up to him or sticking my freezing hands under his shirt. What? We’re married! ¬†Anyway, It’s one of my favorite things about him. Also, one of the most puzzling. Answer? Werewolf!
Quick healing/Strong immune system – Daryl almost never gets sick, bruised, or hurt. When he does, he’s a big baby…but that’s beside the point!
Temper – when it comes to other guys, Daryl has this instant jealousy/anger/primal “I’ll-kill-you-if-you-touch-her” thing going on that very much reminds me of Jacob’s character in Twilight.
So as you can see, other than the fact that I’ve never actually seen him turn into a wolf, I’m 99% sure that’s what’s going on here. ¬†Help, I married a werewolf!