Move Over Movember….no seriously move along

My husband was a handsome man.

Handsome Ish

Two of my favourite men: Clean shaven

A morning kiss felt like satin on my skin until sometime in mid-October when he started the “test runs”. And now his chiseled beacon is a sandpapery mess.

His heart was in the right place.  In an effort to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer – a disease that has touched both our lives – he wanted to join thousands of others in growing a mustache for the month of November.

I fully support the cause. In fact, raising money for different organizations is one of the things we’ve been discussing in preparation for our round the world family  trip. And teaching our kids that small things done at home can make a big difference when lots of people do them, is a lesson we both support.

The problem? His is not a mustache-wearing face. Never has been.

Mo Bros

Mo Bros: Ish (early November) and his Mo-idol

The pain that his Mo has inflicted on our family is measurable. The kids are tentative when they lean in for a goodnight nuzzle, always aware that one wrong move could leave them scarred for life. I alternate between trying not to make eye contact (who can talk to a man who looks like an over tanned cross between Telly Savalas and Burt Reynolds?) and trying not to offend the Mo (if that thing jumped off his face and attacked, I wouldn’t have a chance.)

Worst of all, I think he likes his Mo.

I’ve caught him stroking it in the mirror, testing smiles, grooming it with care and loudly contemplating whether this is a look he should keep going past the end of the month. (noooooooooo!)

And so, in these last few days of Movember, I have no choice but to pull out the big guns.

If I do not see a complete removal of fur from face by Midnight on Nov. 30, I will unveil my December campaign.

And it won’t be pretty.

If you’d like to donate to the “Remove the Mo” campaign, visit Ish’s page at . If you’ve got some ideas on how I can survive the next ten days, let me know below.

And if, by some stroke of luck you’ve got a handsome husband who wears his mustache well, let me know that too. It might help to know there’s hope out there.

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{ 17 comments… add one }

Gwen November 23, 2010, 3:01 PM

AHH! I’m with you 100%. Can’t wait until December.

By the way, LOVE your husband’s blue sweater! It’s gorgeous!


Heather Greenwood Davis November 23, 2010, 3:07 PM

My husband is going to love that you love that sweater. I’ve hidden it more times than I can count but he always finds it. Picking my battles and sticking with “no to the mo” once November is over. Good to know I’ve got your support :)


Hippie_child November 23, 2010, 6:10 PM

Ha, ha….I work with Ish! I understand completely how you feel! When he had the whole mustache and goatee…it worked. But…then the goatee went and only the mustache was left! I tried hard to see the positive attributes of that mustache that had stay. It’s only for a month! The month is almost over! For the sake of a good cause…we’ve smiled and watched it grow longer! Lol. I admire the purpose for which Ish has chosen to support Movember. But…when November is over…I agree…the mustache has to go!


Heather Greenwood Davis November 23, 2010, 9:54 PM

I appreciate your support and apologize for his scruff. Please encourage him to cut it off Dec. 1.


Ruth Vickers November 23, 2010, 7:17 PM

Hi Ish,
You look very dashing with your Mo. You know what they say, a kiss without a mustache is like a tomato without salt. My husband is growing his mo as well so I feel your wife’s pain. It is not nice to kiss standpaper with spikes! Have a wonderful adventure.
Miss you,
Ruth Vickers


Heather Greenwood Davis November 23, 2010, 9:55 PM

Ruth! Dashing? Not helping. ;)


Mary November 23, 2010, 7:47 PM

I admire Ish for doing this but I agree, he is much more handsome clean shaven….but I am biased…never liked the mo look!!


Heather Greenwood Davis November 23, 2010, 9:55 PM

Exactly! Me neither. Something about it reminds me of a small rodent.


Gizelle Lau November 23, 2010, 9:50 PM

scarred for life, eh? lol :)


Heather Greenwood Davis November 23, 2010, 9:56 PM

scarred.for. life. ;)


Jen Maier November 23, 2010, 9:58 PM

Be afraid. Be VERY afraid! You are seriously cracking me up, girl. LOVE the thought of Ish admiring his Mo in the mirror. Simply awesome.

Good luck over the next 10 days!


Heather Greenwood Davis November 23, 2010, 11:04 PM

I’m not sure we’re both making it out of Movember unscathed.


Pamela Kennedy November 23, 2010, 10:15 PM

I too work with ISHY GOLD…… we love him just the way he is. Help he’s making me say this. Heather, tame the beast within that MO



Heather Greenwood Davis November 23, 2010, 11:00 PM

I knew no good would come of that Mo…well except for Prostate Cancer Awareness.


GreggTilston November 24, 2010, 3:45 PM

“A morning kiss felt like satin on my skin” How much @greenwooddavis loves #movember ;)


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