My Better Half

I don’t write about my better half Brian on her much.

I’m not really sure why. Maybe it’s because this is MY space and I like to focus on what’s going on with me?  (narcissist)

Or maybe it’s because of what comes out of his mouth.


“The Imagination Movers would kick the CRAP outta the Wiggles”

“I think I’m going to make my own gravestone.”

“Hun? My poo was shaped like a dowel. A baseball bat. A small animal.”


Even with his habit of comparing poo to forest creatures, Brian is truly the most amazing person I have ever met. He is genuine and friendly; always the first to help when there’s a roof to fix, a hole to dig, a room to paint, or a beer to drink (ahem).

He is dedicated to his work, determined to work hard and fast, no matter what the job, and always eager to learn.

This is why yesterday’s lay off news came as such a shock.

It was only four months ago that we were in this very position.

He took it as a personal blow to his performance as a tradesman and it took a chunk out of the self esteem he had such a hard time building up.

But, everyday he surprises me, and last night was no exception.

With renewed strength he sat with me and told me his plan. He was ready to start fresh and begin a search. He wasn’t worried and so I shouldn’t be either.

This attitude is what makes him who he is.

My rock.

A solid foundation that is unwavering in the middle of what seems to be a crisis to me, but to him is just a little stumbling block meant to lead us in a new direction.

And into something great.


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33 Responses to My Better Half
  1. Lenette
    July 19, 2012 | 9:14 pm

    You are a lucky lady!!!

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 9:06 pm

      I agree 100%

  2. Mamaintheburbs
    July 19, 2012 | 9:24 pm

    Beautiful and sweet! I do hope his search for a new job doesn’t take too long. Best of luck!

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 9:00 pm

      he’s already started! I have no doubt he’ll find something great.

  3. Rach (DonutsMama)
    July 19, 2012 | 9:25 pm

    I’m sorry. That’s got to be so frustrating but I’m glad Brian is taking it in stride. I hope some great doors open up for him.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 8:58 pm

      Thanks Rach. You picked the perfect emotion! It’s sooo frustrating!

  4. Leigh Ann
    July 19, 2012 | 10:32 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this news, friend. But I love thr way you talk about B here. He truly is your rock. Give him a big hug for me, and here’s one for you too. xo

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 8:56 pm

      Thank you so much Leigh Ann.
      I took both hugs.

  5. Alison
    July 20, 2012 | 12:56 am

    So sorry to hear that, but am glad for Brian’s positive attitude. It’d take him places. Good luck to him!

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 8:49 pm

      Your picture is so cute.
      His attitude WILL take him places.. it already has.. you’re so right.

  6. Mark
    July 20, 2012 | 5:48 am

    That’s it, “Stand by your Man”!
    p.s. I hate those faggy Wiggles!

    • Katie
      July 20, 2012 | 10:16 am

      fricking mark.

      • multitaskingmumma
        July 20, 2012 | 8:43 pm

        he’s lucky he’s so cute.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 8:49 pm

      On my phone it looked like “fatty Wiggles” and I couldn’t figure out what you meant.
      Now I see.
      They can’t possibly be gay. No way. Look at their fashion sense and the way they dance.
      Thumbs down.
      Yes I’m implying that all gay men dress and dance well.
      It’s a fact.

  7. TT
    July 20, 2012 | 6:55 am

    Loved this and you. Im not surprised at this at all. Hes a goood boy. Sweet to boot:)

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 8:46 pm

      You always knew he was “the one”
      Love you TT

  8. Jordan
    July 20, 2012 | 8:31 am

    I kinda teared up on this one!! I’m so happy you and Brian found one another. I love you guys as a couple and I cant wait to share in your big day. Keep up the good spirits Brian:)

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 8:46 pm

      Love you JDB. And that little bun you have in there.

  9. Jessica
    July 20, 2012 | 10:03 am

    I’m sorry he was laid off but change can be good and I hope his new direction works out for all of you.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 8:44 pm

      Change CAN be good! You’re so right.. I even preach that to other people and haven’t thought of it!

  10. Katie
    July 20, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Keeping you guys in my thoughts. This stuff can be hard, but it’s good you have each other to lean on.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 8:40 pm

      Thank you!
      You’re so right, we’re lucky to have each other.

  11. Sarah @ The Fence
    July 20, 2012 | 11:47 am

    Rotten news about the lay off… but wonderful that you’ve got such a good man. And even better that he’s ready to start fresh so quickly!


    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 8:39 pm

      He’s very determined! He doesn’t sit around much

  12. Farrah
    July 20, 2012 | 2:47 pm

    I’m sorry that this is indeed where you’re at now- but hoping that it leads you both to something better. I’m glad he has someone like YOU in his corner and vice versa.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 8:37 pm

      You are SO SWEET! thank you for that xoxox

  13. Iza Trapani
    July 20, 2012 | 3:47 pm

    That’s hard news, but bravo for his positive attitude! Here’s to a future full of possibility!

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 20, 2012 | 8:36 pm

      Thank you Iza! I’m very lucky that he sees the bright side.

  14. AnnMarie
    July 21, 2012 | 8:22 am

    How frustrating to be in that spot again but what an inspiration Brian is! Maybe down for the moment but not out at all. Good things ahead! I love he has a “Spin some hard news into something even better than before” attitude. We can all use a little of that. Keeping you in my thoughts.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 22, 2012 | 5:00 pm

      He’s really great for seeing the positive side.I usually don’t.

  15. Kimberly
    July 22, 2012 | 10:39 pm

    I’m so sorry. I know it’s so frustrating to be in this position again, but remember that change can be good. Maybe this will open a new door for you to something better.

  16. Jenn@Fox in the City
    July 26, 2012 | 9:52 am

    He is so completely right about the Movers . . . totally kick the ass of those old geezer Wiggle!

    Job stress sucks. Layoffs suck! Knowing what an amazing man you have in your life . . . totally does NOT suck!

    • multitaskingmumma
      August 1, 2012 | 10:19 pm

      He’s pretty awesome.
      Just like your Brad.

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