I Live With a Super Hero

After unpacking our few boxes of Christmas, we decided to head to the thrift store to beef up our lack of Christmas decorations. I had a few ideas in mind and you never know what you can find. Who knows what treasures were awaiting for us to snatch up.

While I was looking for Christmas stuff, Mr. Bernie was looking at tools and other assorted items that I could care less about. I lost track of him for a bit. I struck up a conversation with a couple who were just poking around as well. We were having a nice chat when all of a sudden Mr. B found me. It was not a little, “Oh, there you are.” No, he came running up and hopped in front of me and said, “Look what I found!!” I about died, he was wearing a black helmet and bouncing around like a little kid! The gal I was talking to stared at him like a deer in the headlights and quickly scampered away. I took it all in, Mr. B. standing in front of me wearing a black helmet and grinning. He asked if he could have the helmet for when he rides his bike. Its one thing to carry the helmet, but another to actually wear the darn thing in the store and bounce around.

I had a couple other things I wanted to look at and suggested that he might want to take off the helmet. He explained that he wanted to wear it around and followed me around like a puppy. He kept saying, “Do you like my helmet? Does it make me look sexy?” Finally, it was time to go check out. I suggested that he take off his nice helmet so the cashier could ring us up. He pouted and whined but did take it off. As soon as the lady had rung it up, he snatched it back and promptly put it back on his head, grinning. I reminded him that I only had him signed out of the home for a few hours. I had to say something as I think the cashier thought he had lost his mind. I hissed under my breath to take it off. But he had selective hearing and chose to ignore me.

He walked out of the store with the helmet on. I walked a few steps back. We get into the car, with him still wearing the helmet. I told him that, “Nobody wears a helmet to drive, now take it off!’ He looked at me as if I was the one who had lost their mind and said, “Race car drivers wear helmets, Vrrrooom, Vrrrrrroooommm!” I’ll be dipped if he didn’t wear that helmet all the way home. He got quite a few odd looks. Shocking, I know. Everyday you see someone wearing a helmet during a commute home. *eye roll*

We have a running joke about him wearing a helmet and cape. He always wanted to be a superhero. Now he has a helmet and so I wanted to get a picture of him looking all Super Heroish. I asked him if he wanted a green cape, (one of my green towels) He explained that he wanted to wear his special ORANGE cape to have his picture taken. When one is going to ask so weird, does the “cape” color really matter? I found out that Yes, yes it does.




  1. Charlene Pitsch says:

    After the lonely day I had yesterday (it was our wedding anniversry) this really made me smile!! The chemistry between you two is So great! Thanks for your posts, Bernie! I don’t know if you realize what they do to bring happiness to others.

  2. Great story and photo too, ha! :)

    • Thank you. After he wore his helmet I had to make sure to get a picture of him looking all studly. His “cape” is his favorite orange towel.

  3. Haha, I remember this story, too funny. Ya'll really do have the best time just living life :) Bernie, you have been amazing this weekend. Not only did you link up to the hop, but I saw how many blogs you visited. I am really glad and thankful that you did. Hope you found some funny new reads and that you had a great weekend. All the best!

    • Thank you. Yes,some of them were very amusing and I had fun hopping around. I look forward to next months hop.

  4. Following from Storytellers Blog Hop. Happy Friday!

    A Ladybug's Life

  5. I’m with you on the thrift stores. I just love to dicover new things. My Hubby doesn’t like them as much. You are blessed to have such a “special” Hubby yourself. LOL! Enjoy each other and all the fun you have together!

  6. LOVE the pic :-)

    And at least he isn't wearing his underwear on the outside of his clothes like some superheroes….

  7. At least my husband “behaves” when we’re thrift store shopping. He usually has his nose buried in old records. Me? I scope out the old pictures, glassware, dishes, vintage linens, etc.

    I love, love, LOVE thrift stores and garage-saling. I’ve never seen a guy in a helmet, though, at any of these places.

    Great story.

  8. haha! what a funny hubby! that pic is priceless!

    new follower and I just have to say that MY name is Bernadette and everyone calls me Bernie too!!!

    - hope you will stop by and visit my blog – Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas! You can also follow me on twitter! Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    Twitter – @bern425

  9. Great picture. I enjoyed the story. Doylene

  10. GO, MR. BERNIE! DON'T EVER LOSE YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR AND THAT LITTLE BOY IN YOU! (Although you may need to pick and choose the best times to exhibit boyish behavior.) Stopping from Follow Friday for over 40. following, too. BLESSINGS, k

  11. You 2 just have entirely too much fun!!!! I was thinking about dropping a box of stuff off at my neighborhood thrift today and I always just take a stroll down the aisles. My house is still bulging, even after my fierce autumn purge but why is it that other people’s cast-offs look so good to us???
    Good deeds to be done by Mr. Superhero, wearer of the helmet.

    • We do. My Great Auntie used to love to hear about the things we would do. I agree, sometimes we have too much of our own stuff in the house. Yet, other peoples cast offs can be fun.

  12. My kind of guy, that Mr. Bernie. I can see that helmet and it’s a nice “sky.” And fess up, you like playing the straight “man”-(lady, woman, side-kick)- to his antics.

    Nice Post and cut graphic.


    • *lol* I do enjoy that. Sometimes he plays the straight guy to me. Yet, its more funny when he is the silly one. I wouldn’t be able to have a blog if he was normal.

  13. You know that some special needs children have to wear helmets…just sayin’……heeheehee….

    AN-Y-WAY…..don’t you love thrift stores? The stuff you can find! I like going the Monday or Tuesday after garage sales! You and I could probably spend HOURS going to all the thrifts stores in my area!

  14. lol, I love this story! You two are always entertaining, no need for theater when Jen and I come to visit!! :)

  15. You're lucky he has a great sense of humor, allowed you to post this and even allowed a picture! too funny.

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