Yesterday was my 9th wedding anniversary. Nope, we didn’t do anything out of the ordinary. The day started out just like any day. I prepared breakfast, drove the kids to school, attended to some errands, picked up the kids, cooked dinner, helped the kids with their homework, had dinner, went to bed. In that order. Truth of the matter is, the hubby was even late for dinner. It was just like any day save for the fact that we greeted each other a mushy “Happy Anniversary” in the morning and before sleeping.
But it doesn’t change the fact that it was our 9th wedding anniversary.
As a mother to 2 school age kids, one of the things I sometimes put on the back burner is my role as a wife. Not that I don’t notice my hubby or anything. Its just that most of the time, the kids really come ahead of anything else. Including myself. Nobody is complaining, not even the hubs. He completely understands. He even doesn’t mind much that during my downtime, I would rather lie back in be, surfing the net, shopping online, and even looking for weight loss supplements to kick start my morphing into my vavavoom new self…yeah right.
But still, we try to make couple time every now and then. Not counting the times we travel out of the country together, we try to go out every so often. Dinner…coffee….shopping…..whatever. Anything just as long as we get to be alone.
And when we get back to reality, so to speak, we feel recharged and, more often than not, missing the kids. Funny how that always happens.
Its a portable massager….or a mini-spaceship.
A few days ago I found out that my husband was going to be meeting with a very good friend of mine. It was purely by accident. I had to borrow his laptop so I could print something for our kid’s homework. He was just checking his emails and when I took it I came upon an email with my friend’s name on it.
To make the long story short, they were going to meet up this week.
He doesn’t know my friend so he wanted to know more about her so he asked …
Hubby : “Does she have a strong personality? Baka naman she’s too nice, lalamunin sya dun ng buhay.”
Me : “What do you mean? Like is she mataray?”
Hubby : “No not mataray…basta strong personality.”
Me : “Ah…you mean, is she like ME?”
Hubby : “I said strong personality. I didn’t say BITCH!”
I’m officially back from my post birthday vacation.
Lucky for me, I was able to book those tickets way back in November and I got them dirt cheap. Being used to flying budget, I wasn’t really expecting much. I am completely aware that budget airlines don’t provide you the same luxuries that regular airlines provide. And I wasn’t really complaining. The airplane was ok. The crew was ok. The flight was ok.
What really got me were the other passengers!! I’m not naming nationalities here because I risk being called racist. Lets just say they were not Pinoys. And let me tell you, unruly and rude is an understatement. They were noisy and frisky. Some of them refused to buckle their seatbelts and were standing in the aisles right after take-off. Why? Because they were making “chismis” with their fellow travellers in the other rows.
The 3 passengers in the row behind me were shouting at their companions who happened to be 2 rows aways and kept kicking our seats when they laughed. I really wanted to blow my top but I just decided to keep cool and let it pass since it was just a 1-hour flight. But my husband was the one who couldn’t keep his cool. He kept shussshing them but to no avail. Those other passengers were just too uncouth.
Solution? Plugging in. Good thing my husband loaded movies on his iphone so we just plugged in and turned the volume to maximum which effectively drowned out the sound of those hellish passengers. Which reminds me, I should better load some movies on my iphone in time for our trip next month. We’re taking the same airline so we just might have the misfortune of flying with the same devils. I better make them noisy, action, guns and explosions movies just to be sure.