Saturday, April 17, 2010

Russell Crowe is my baby's daddy

So, more people than we can count have said that my husband looks like Russell Crowe. Not bad, eh? Did I luck out or what? My husband says he looks like the man who ate Russell Crowe, but I don't think he is that much bigger than RC. Especially now that my husband has lost 40 pounds and RC gained a few.

The first Halloween that my husband and I were together, back in 2001, he dressed up as RC's character in Gladiator, Maximus Decimus Meridius (and yes, we named our son Maximus after this character, too). Our costumes didn't really go together. I wore a second-hand Tinkerbell costume that my sister had worn the year before (at least her husband dressed up as Captain Hook and they matched).


Now, my son calls my husband "Daddy" sometimes and "Steve" sometimes. We aren't sure why he started calling his daddy by his first name...he must have picked it up from hearing me call him "Steve." When he is walking around the house looking for his daddy, he yells out, "Seeeeeeve? Seeeeeeve!"

So, yesterday, Russell Crowe was on Oprah and my husband returned home early from work. Not because RC was on Oprah, but because he had to go to his night job in less than an hour.

The three of us were in the den when RC came on the screen. The moment my son saw Russell Crowe, he pointed at the television and said, "Seeeeeeeeve!" and then he turned around and pointed at my husband! Now, if our 20-month old son recognizes the resemblance, then surely my husband must really look like him.

Maybe we should move to Vegas and join a group of impersonators. This could be the break we have been waiting for. My husband could go on stage and throw a telephone at another actor with one hand, do math on a chalkboard with the other, while wearing boxing gloves, a loin cloth and chest armor. You'd pay to see that, right? Sure, he may not be as captivating as a Cher or Joan Rivers impersonator, but he would definitely be less creepy. I mean, come on. Who isn't just a little bit frightened by Joan Rivers?

7 comments:

  1. While I was watching Oprah, I couldn't help once again but be amazed at the likeness. Even their mannerisms. Did you notice how Crowe kept putting his hand over his mouth and pulling on his chin? Steve does that, too. It was weird! Steve looks even more like him now that he's lost weight. Vegas, here he comes! Ha!

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  2. I've always been jealous of those people that look like movie stars. I think the only movie star I could be compared to is a teletubby. Meanwhile, I think it is really cool that your hubby looks like Russell Crowe and that even your baby recognizes this. That is amazing!!

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  3. That's awesome! I wanted Maximus but it was vetoed for Maxwell. I do want to teach my Max to hit his chest and say with a little british dialect "are you not entertained?!" Just for kicks. I have seen so many Joan Rivers impersonators...I'd be up for some Russell Croew!

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  4. I think it is great when they go through calling their parents by their first names - my oldest just didn't call my husband "Tim' no she went a step further. When she was two everytime she was mad she yelled "Damn it Tim!" whether he was in the house or not. Ummmm wonder where she learned that???

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  5. lol, that's so cute that he calls him steve! my boys to that to me too...cracks me up! and i LOVE the name maximus, its so bad arse!

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  6. Every once in a while, my son will throw me off guard and call me Misty. It cracks me up every time.

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