Reality Checks – Part 1

It’s 2nd February 2009.

There is a thunderstorm outside and Wifey is fast asleep. We were out karaokeing with some of the usual suspects ’til 4am.

This month also signals the 12th month of our being together, and 7 months into this lifelong partnership. And life has been good. Yes, it does have its ups and downs, but there are more ups than there are downs. With us both having gone through bad marriage (with an ‘s’ when it comes to me), we tend to tolerate less crap. However, the thought of how sweet it was when we first met, and how beautiful it was when we actually fell for each other half a year later, would bring us back to reality…thee reality that we have gone through so much pain to end up together, and such a thing is not worth going through another one of life’s painful episode.

I try as much now to maintain the courtship, although the courting period had officially ended last August. But I find it important to carry on courting her, and I still do date Wifey whenever I can. We’d try to have lunch together as often as possible. We still go out, leaving the kids behind, at times even for a weekend. For me, the courting has to go on. We still make fun of each other, tickle each other…swim together and quietly hold each other in the jacuzzi at the pool…stuff like that.

She would carry out her wifely duties of attending to the kids, the household matters – I always say that the kitchen is her forté so she makes the call on kitchen matters. I will only try help do the dishes. To me, she is a superb wife although she can throw a tantrum here and there, especially when the time of the month approaches. Other than that, she is still my cute Bunny Bunny. I love calling her that. She respects me as the head of the house, but at the same time isn’t afraid to voice out her disagreement; and I respect this as she is NOT my subordinate, but is my life partner. I am not always right, neither can she always be.

I love waking up with her. I can’t tell you how many times I had to rush to office after dropping her off because it is always so comfortable cuddling up with her in the morning…and by the time I had dropped her off, I would have some 20 minutes to get to the office. I also love watching her cooking for me. Wifey is an excellent cook. And she would go to lengths just to find the best recipes just to cook something special for me. I know other wives do this as well, but no one has ever done this for me before. One thing I love about this life with her is, we never fail to say or text each other to tell how much we love each other. So, that is good.

I now want to look forward to another 43 good years with my Wifey.

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