Friday, June 25, 2010

My Hubby the Klutz

If you've been reading along for the last few months, you know by now that my husband keeps me laughing on a regular basis with his antics.

We just spent a week at our cottage which is located on a nice big lake in the middle of the woods.  Thankfully, hubby swims like a fish because if he didn't, I wouldn't let him anywhere near that water.

This story goes back to our early days before we had our daughter when hubby was still trying to impress me. We were at his cottage, having a wonderful time and he decides we should take the canoe out to the raft that floats about 80 feet from shore in about 30 feet of water. So I get a life jacket on and with hubby in the back of the canoe, we set off from shore.
We get to the raft, climb up and spend the afternoon waving to the passing boats and just enjoying the Summer sunshine. When it's time to leave, hubby leans over and pulls the canoe up to the side of the raft so I can step in for the ride back to shore. I put on a life jacket and carefully step down off the floating raft into the front of the canoe. Hubby throws his life jacket into the canoe and walks across the raft to the back of the canoe and pulls it up along side the raft. In his haste and desire to look "cool", he casually steps down into the canoe but at the same time, his weight starts pushing the canoe away from the raft before he is in.

You get the picture? He has one foot down in the canoe, the other is up on the raft and he is starting to lose his balance as the canoe drifts away from the raft. He stands there doing the splits as long as he can, gets a shitty look on his face and then with arms swinging in the breeze, he goes backwards right into the water, clothes, wallet, watch, hat, shoes and all. Down he goes under the water between the canoe and raft. I look over the side as he surfaces.

Once I see that he's okay and extremely embarrassed, I start laughing hysterically. He pulls himself back up out of the water, onto the raft and then carefully steps down into the canoe sopping wet for the paddle back to shore.

Thanks for the chuckle hubby, I can't even look at that canoe now without cracking up!!

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32 comments:

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

At that moment, you probably decided to marry him, right?

Dual Mom said...

So accidental death by drowning wouldn't be a way for you to collect a big life insurance policy? :0)

MOMSWEB said...

Tooo funny! Yes, I pictured it. LOL!

Southern Reflections said...

That's great that you have a husband you makes you laugh!! Mine does, too, and those are some of best memories...us laughing!! :-D I loved your post about buying flowers for yourself!! You go, girl!! :o)

Jax's Mama said...

hahahaha! :)

Debbie said...

See Deb, you still married him....that was a sign of true love. At least he keeps the humor going still!!~

Matty said...

Of course he was trying to look cool. That's what we do. It's a built in thing that we can't control....I think it's called the "cool gene". Gotta be and look cool in everything we do. Especially in front of the ladies.

Simply Suthern said...

That's what we were put here for Huh??

Your entertainment. You're welcome

Thankya Thankya very much.

Mae Rae said...

i have a cabin in the middle of the woods and we have a floating dock and canoes. I can totally picture this entire scene and started laughing almost immediately when you said he threw the life jacket in the canoe first.

singedwingangel said...

OH priceless. Of all the moments to NOT have a camera for ya know posterity sake..

MommyLovesStilettos said...

Hahahaha!! That's too funny!

June said...

I can so picture this... Funny!!

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cheri said...

a guy who can make you laugh is a keeper. now, i wont be able to look at a canoe and not remember your story :)

happy NFF :)

Danielle said...

I would have cracked up before he surfaced, so you are doing good! :)

SuziCate said...

Funny! Always love getting a laugh at my hubby's expense!

Babes Mami said...

I love that my husband makes me laugh! It's one of the things that I absolutly love.

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Respectfully Yours said...

My hubby would have sunk to the bottom, he can't swim a stroke. But I would have laughed too.

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Dreamfarm Girl said...

So suave! Great that you could laugh at him without him getting sore. Laughing at ourselves is really the only way through.

rose said...

my computer has been down so just got back to blogging. cute story about your husband. my husband can't swim' he goes into the ocean with little brains. he now has me as a lifeguard and a very large tube around his stomach, looks like a duck. have a good day.

Linda Medrano said...

Poor guy! Aren't they adorable when they do something klutzy like that? I love it! And I totally understand snickering forever when you look at that canoe!

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Heather said...

That was Hilarious! You gotta love a man that can make you laugh all the time. It's funny how these guys try to look cool and end up cracking us up!

diney said...

but you did save his wallet?

gayle said...

That is so funny! But I have admit it would have been me falling in the water and my husband in the boat!

Retro Girl said...

LOL Makes him loveable right? My hubby is "bumbling" at times too, as I tell him, but I say it makes him charming, loveable and human. (and gives me lots of laughs hehehe!) Does he know you post about his antics? lol. Bet he loves you for it. He's a regular celebrity! heheh!