Has anyone ever heard of remote eyes? S has them – the minute he passes by the TV even for a second, his eyes get glued to the screen that he stands there staring at the screen as if there is a magnetic pull! These days, I have got to make sure there is no TV in the passing while he completes the task I assign him.. else, I have a husband who is lost staring at the TV. No the program or the channel doesn’t matter!
Who can go all the way till the refrigerator to get the green chilies and return empty handed only to forget why he went there in the first place? And that too after hearing me chant green chilies for a hundredth time *I might be exaggerating a bit :P*
S talks a lot in sleep! Not that I don’t do.. but who is wide awake to find me sleep talking? 😀 I wake up with a slightest noise and most of the times I catch him sleep talking. The recent one was funny – he wanted me to press his palm as he claimed its hurting and when I massaged it for 10secs, he called it done and went back to his beauty sleep. As usual, he had no clue the next morning!
Mostly S makes coffee during the evenings, I so love such evenings and he is the coffee expert of the house. One such evening, inspite of telling him that I can make coffee, he wanted to prepare it. We had our coffee, which was amazing and then he put the cups back in the kitchen sink. Soon we went out and were back only for dinner. The shock that awaited me in the kitchen was too much. The milk was left uncovered on the stove. The coffee packet (500g one) had been kept wide open with its sealer nowhere to be found. The dabba to put the coffee pack was on the masala dabba and its lid was on a cooker in a completely different rack. So, you get the flow? Luckily that day, all I could do was smile, find everything and put them together. May be it’s the magic of the long walk!
Have you ever heard of sequential wake up? That is something that was passed on to me by MIL in the early days of marriage. It’s a task in itself to wake up S, given his love for sleep. One would have to call out to him a couple of times. If he doesn’t move, MIL suggested I switch on the tube light. But the sincere DIL that I am, modified it to better suit my needs. I call out a couple of times and as expected he wouldn’t even stir. Next step is to pull away the comforter and put the fan and AC in full speed. Leaving the tube light on would really help the situation. Mostly this works during winters in Bangalore. But what if we are in Chennai and it would work against me. In that case, modify it slightly where switch off the fan and put over a thick blanket and switch on the light. Yes I know I am evil 👿
His most favorite line with me these days happens to be “Enthuku Amma……” it translates to “Why ma”. He pronounces it with such an accent and drag that I forget what I want to tell him and end up laughing! He is speaking long sentences in Telugu these days and I cant wait to talk to him in my mother tongue fully!
Who would take a nice siesta for 45 long minutes on an afternoon and wouldn’t get up the minute he is woken up, but when he does, comes out of the bedroom with a smile and calls it his power nap? S does 🙂 I always thought power nap lasted only around 15mins 🙄
He is smitten by this urge to call out the make and variant of any four wheeler the second he sees it on the road. All is fine, until the same contest is thrown at me! For a person who has difficulty identifying their own vehicle in a parking lot, its too much I say! Most times I end up entertaining him giving such wrong answers!
Guess whats his smartest idea for weight loss. He wishes to have high fever for a couple of days and hopes he would reduce considerable amount of weight! I was so irritated with just the idea that I asked him to shut up. When I said he would regain even more than that as soon as he starts his normal diet, he says he would work hard from that moment to maintain that lost weight! What can I say? 🙄
With him around, there is never a dull moment. I am always on my toes, doing something or screaming some other thing! Its just that our time together is so limited every week, I have got to keep smiling recollecting his antics.