I’m thrilled to be joining the wonderful Lady Scribes as one of the new Lady Scribe bloggers! I write Historical Romance set in the Regency time period.
My husband and I have the great pleasure (on most days) to work together. We’re both teachers at the same school. As a result he is also my carpool partner (on all days). Which of course means we spend nearly 19 (plus or minus the times we’re in our classrooms) hours together. (The other six we spend sleeping—together).
We have a para-professional who works with both of us. She’s hilarious mostly and definitely opinionated. One day she jokingly made a comment that Mr. C reached when he ‘got me’. Which is funny because I’m the one who picked him up…when we were 15 years old. I was the bold heroine who sauntered up to him in the middle of his English class and staked a claim…and the rest is a 17 year history of love, laughter, and tears.
But then I got to thinking. “Wait! Not everyone sees what I see?”
Imagine my surprise.
I didn’t bother to point out his VERY impressive vitae: captain of the high school hockey team, captain of the high school baseball team, and my favorite winner of “Best Hair” his senior year in high school! Now that’s an award!
Of course time stole that precious award and left my DH nearly bald…but he is still no less of prince charming to me.
Which of course got me thinking about my VERY high standards for hero material and led me to create my top 5 criteria for determining a hero. So here it is, in no particular order:
The Hero List
1. A hero must always be comfortable wearing neck-wear.
2. A hero must be willing to whisk his family away to far-off castles.
3. And a hero must of course, have a deep appreciation for music and the arts.
4. Heroes cook…….
but MOST importantly...they bake!
5. And lastly, real heroes love you no matter how bad a hair day/clothes day you are having!
So here’s the question: What’s your criteria for a REAL life hero?!