I don't know what it is about construction workers.
Hard working, dirty, rough handed, foul-mouthed construction workers.
Maybe because my husband is one?
Or maybe that's just chance?
But they are hot!
And I'm NOT talking about THIS type of construction worker:
or even this type:
I'm talking about the real men that are out there working on roads, hanging from building scaffolding, sweating under the hot sun, doing the work that most of us wouldn't choose to do.
Send me a man with a pair of Red Wing boots, orange shirt, reflective vest, hard hat, Levi's with a hole in the knee and the pocket torn off.
My dad is a business man.
Came home in a tie every single day.
He was out there selling his products to million dollar companies.
He worked hard.
He's handy around the house.
So I know there is nothing wrong with a man in a suit.
They aren't less manly.
But business men are what's in the media.
Bing Image results for "businessman:" 1,020,000
Bing Image results for "construction worker:" 431,000
Construction workers in the media have given us
Tim "the Tool Man" Taylor from Home Improvement,
and Jim Belushi in According To Jim
Construction work is often not a high paying gig.
And for those that want a traditional American household -
yearly vacation -
the climb to reach those things is a steeper path
than for a man with say, a college degree.
So to honor my hard-working,
dirty, foul-mouthed, rough handed husband,
I'm thinking, this:
but don't be surprised if you find me on the side of the road,
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