Attribution: Tiago Lima
Image: Lone Figure in Early Morning Walks (here)
It was slowly beginning to take the semblance of a daily routine
Had never thought much of it nor had wanted to delve into
its pros and cons. It just happened to be noticed by the good
wife who remarked,
'dear, you know something?'
Any kind of question that one needed to wait a while for a
continuing barrage meant something was obviously wrong and
noticed by the good wife and needed to be acted upon by the
hubby. But thank goodness this time though there were no
berating narratives ,no sarcasm, no veiled reprimand but just
an innocent statement that caught hubby off-guard
'I remember marrying only half of you'
There, finally confirmed! Hubby had been worrying about
his ever increasing girth around the belly. How his normally
trim self was now being made to struggle to get into the 'ever
shrinking pair of old slacks' which was a perfect fit not many
years ago. Hubby was beginning to be rotund and round and
it was nobody's fault. The good wife guiltily thought it was her
fault. Providing the tender and loving care which took the form
of good food on the table whenever hubby looked hungry - not
realizing hunger was genuinely registered but prompted not
for the taste buds but the wild imaginations over her supple
self that had sustained his cravings for all these years.
So that was how the early morning walks took precedence
over anything else in the ever loving household since then.
Love for the hubby
Good wife subtly voiced concerns
'Morning walks were fun!'
For Toni's at d'Verse Haibun Monday #15 - everyday matters
Kerry's at Real Toad's Tuesday Platform!