Gushing (adjective)- uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm; speaking or spoken in an exaggerated manner
My husband and I have been together for almost twenty years.
Although we do not look similar, we do have things in common. We are both married. We both have three boys. We both have big creases in the middle of foreheads from raising three boys. We are both gushers.
Never heard the term, ‘gusher’ used to describe a person before? Well, that is because you have never been with my husband and I, when we visit a home.
A while ago, an artist friend of mine hosted an art showing at her home. Wanting to do something different, I invited my husband to come with me, to the open house.
As we drove to the place, I informed my husband that the home we were about to visit was wonderful. When we pulled onto the home’s property, I could tell my husband was getting excited. The home was located in a remote, mountain area north of our home.
“Wow. Is this their property? Look at this place.” – Husband
“Yes, indeed. The family owns about 20 acres of land. Every where you look is their property. Pretty darn cool huh? – Me
We parked the car and proceeded to walk to the home. I could feel my husband’s enthusiasm, so I thought it best to say a few words before we went inside.
“Listen, you are going to love this home. It is beautiful. The home, the garden, the views are all stunning. You are going to have to contain yourself a bit. Remember, no gushing.” – Me
“What do you mean, ‘no gushing’? I do not gush.” – Husband
“Yes, you do. So do I. We can’t help it. However, for once let’s try to act cool and unimpressed. I mean, it is just a house right?” – Me
The moment my husband saw the desert landscaping, it was over. The gushing began.
“Look at the rock garden. I love it. What is the name of the orange plant there? Wow. Look at the garden art. Fantastic.” – Husband.
“Wait until you see the inside. The walls are filled with tons of interesting, exciting art. I love it all.” – Me
We opened the door, our eyes filled with so much to gush about.
“Look at the open door to the patio. It is one of those sliding doors we wanted for our home.” – Husband
“See the art on the wall. That wall sculpture is so interesting. Wouldn’t it be great to have something like that in our home?” – Me
As we walked through the home, we could not contain our excitement. Every detail, from the cement floors, to the tiled kitchen walls, to the huge Ikea lamps that hung from the ceiling thrilled us. When we finally saw my friend and her husband, we were not cool.
“Oh my God, your home is amazing. What a place. Look over there, Honey. Did you see the cow on top of the fridge? The wall paint colors are perfect. Your artwork is stunning. ” – Me
“The landscaping is great. Did you do it yourself? How did you select all the fabulous plants? I love the rocks surrounding the home? Was that your idea?” - Husband
On and on, went my husband and I. The flow of flattering, words could not be contained. Our plan to stay calm and unimpressed ruined. It happens every time we enter into a lovely home. We simply cannot seem to shut up.
Luckily, my friend and her husband took in all in stride. Or maybe, they have heard so many people gush about their home, they are used to it.
Finally, when my husband and I were exhausted from our home tour, my husband excused him to use the restroom. I stood on the beautifully painted floors looking around the home. My husband walked out of the restroom with a huge smile on his face. Curious to what the big smile was about, I asked what was up.
“Why are you smiling?” – Me
“Did you see the bathroom? That is the coolest bathroom I have ever seen. The children’s art is displayed in such great fashion.” - Husband
” I know. I know. Great huh?” – Me
“Did you see the faucet? Notice anything unusual about the faucet?” – Husband
“No, not really. Why?” – Me
“Well, it is the same one we just put in our bathroom. I guess people will be gushing about our home too.” – Husband
Meet the Gushers. The couple to invite over when a house is suffering from low self-esteem.