So, it is the last day of the five day ‘LOL-a-thon’ organised by ‘The Momsteins’ that I am part of. Join us to read some wonderful letters written by 26 cool bloggers. Stay around to read some amazing letters coming up.
Today’s prompt letter to your beloved and I like to take this opportunity to write to my husband of 17 years.
It is nearly 18 years ago I first wrote you letters. Remember the days between our engagement and our marriage? I must have written you 3 to 5 letters in all between October and following January!! I was so pleasantly surprised to see that you had kept them well when I went to start our new life together in that two-bedroom quarter in Sikkim. Those were some days!!! Even today, I can remember them like it was yesterday and laugh alone. We stayed together till 2006, and then you had to shift to your new post and I shifted to Kolkata with the children. But this time I didn’t write you any letter because by then mobile and internet had taken the place of ink and paper. I remember writing you emails but mostly to fight!! Other talks were done on mobile or when you came.
Why I am remembering those days because in few days you will be again posted somewhere else. But this time, it is just 3 hours and you can come on weekends. So, there is no need to write you a letter. Still I wanted to write this one because I want to tell you what I am going to miss once you leave again.
First, I am going to miss our morning breakfast. Once the sons are off to school, we have the whole house to ourselves. I love chatting with you over the cup of tea, as I prepare your lunch and as we have breakfast. It is perhaps the longest we are together! Oh! My mornings are going to so empty when I have to eat the breakfast alone or sip the cup of tea. I am sure you also will miss me the most then.
Second, I will miss our monthly grocery shopping. I know it sounds very tripe but that outing to the local store or to our nearest Super market is life a date night to me. And you know how much I need you while shopping there; otherwise I will end up buying items I don’t need or pay them more. Sometimes I hate your habit of checking each and every item for the best price; but deep down I know that it is the right way to shop.
Third I will miss our Sunday mornings when the sons go to their dance and drawing classes and how we catch up on series like Rome and others which we can’t see otherwise because of their adult content!! I don’t know if I can start a new series now that you won’t be there to share it with.
And I will miss your cooking. I will sorely miss the fact that if I can’t cook for the evening, you won’t be there to save the day. I will miss your experimental dishes and the time we spend on the kitchen, you cooking and me chopping everything for you to cook.
Fifthly I will miss your nagging when I am browsing yet another lipstick. I know feminist everywhere will hate me for saying it, but I do need your guidance and discipline to make sure I don’t bankrupt myself. I am too weak when it comes to shopping, and if you are not there, I will be surely giving in to temptation now and then. The same goes for my habit of eating foods that are not good for me like cold drinks. What can I say, I am too weak and need a firm no now and then!
I will miss you when sons are too much to handle or when I have a bad headache and there is no one to make that cup of coffee which miraculously cures it!! And most importantly, I will miss you when it comes to scratching my back!! You know exactly where the itch is!!
Lastly, I will miss our pampering times together. I loved the fact that you allowed me try out new packs on you and how you reciprocated by doing the same for me. I take it as my biggest achievement that I have made you care for your skin and now a days, you ask for a face wash, or a pack or even hair serum without me nagging you about it.
What to say more!! Nothing but best of luck on your new posting and don’t watch a new series without me (and I mean it).
Your loving wife
So that ends this blogathon. It has been real fun writing these five letters for the last five days. Before I say good bye, I like to thank Aritra from http://thelattemom.com/ for introducing me. And I like to introduce fellow blogger Charu Sareen Gujjal who blog at https://themomsagas.com/.