I’m a clean-cut-guy kind of girl.
I’ve always been attracted to guys with short haircuts and clean shaves. So I married a guy with both.
My husband recently left his old company to work with a new one. Right after giving his resignation, he stopped shaving. I’m not sure if it was the freedom from shaving everyday or a silent protest that made him hang up his razor, but it took me weeks to convince him to start shaving again.
When he took the new job last month, he promptly told me that he was going to give up shaving for an entire month. I wasn’t excited, to say the least, because it had only been a week since I had talked him into shaving.
It seems that his new company, Volano Solutions, is embarking on their fourth year participating in what is known as “No Shavember.” I thought maybe this was something his small, all-male company had made up to escape the tedious chore of daily shaving. As it turns out, it’s a widespread phenomenon.
It’s actually an annual event aimed at bringing attention to prostate cancer awareness and education. The thought process is that by not shaving, it will prompt people to ask about a man’s new found (or now poorly groomed) facial hair. This gives the said gentleman an opportunity to discuss prostate cancer awareness and the importance of early detection, as well as solicit donations.
Unfortunately, prostate cancer has touched my husband’s family several times over, which only fueled his argument for participating.
I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but my husband tends to grow facial hair in record time. While it takes some men days to develop the proverbial five o’clock shadow, it’s takes my husband ‘til lunchtime. I have this disturbing vision of living with ZZ top by month’s end.
So finally, I’ve given in to the fact that my cute husband is going to look like a Yeti by the end of November.
You see, I’m all for supporting all types of Cancer awareness. But it doesn’t mean I’ll cuddle up to facial hair that will undoubtedly smell like peanut butter or hot sauce. Or a beard that leaves my tender cheeks with beard burn.
I did remind him that while he will have more hair this month, he’ll get a lot less of something else until December rolls around.
Amy Grace is married with two children. You can read her every Friday on momaha.
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