Married Life: Happy Anniversary!

A sweltering month has passed since that blessed day when we tied the knot and embarked on our journey as Mr. & Mrs. Bhojwani. Just as Captain James T. Kirk once did, we ventured into uncharted territory, going where no man has gone before….well you get my drift. Uncertain of what to expect, we put on a brave face and with Mrs. Bhojwani cowering behind me and using me as a human shield, we prepared to tackle any challenges that arose. 

In this one month, we have seen and said things that we could never have imagined in our wildest dreams. I remember it like it was three weeks ago….probably because it was three weeks ago, when my wife took out her pyjamas from her cupboard and was making her way to the bathroom for her nightly shower. Stopping her in her tracks, I pulled out the towel in her hand and gave her a peculiar glance. 

‘Why are you using this? There are towels in the cupboard near the bathroom.’ 

I informed her.

‘That’s ok.’ She responded, ‘I’ll use this.’

Lifting the yellow fabric to the ceiling so she could get a clear view of it, I turned and said,

‘But, it’s a Hand Towel!’
‘I know!’ She giggled. ‘I like it!’

This is the same person who weeks later brought a heavy blanket home from her flat in Bandra since it was warmer. The other night when I was passing it to her, she stated that she didn’t want to use it! When I questioned her as to why this was the case especially since she brought it for the sole purpose of its warmth her response was;

‘It’s not big enough for me! It doesn’t cover ALL of me’ 

This from the woman who uses a napkin as a towel! 

On the flipside, days before our anniversary, I’m certain my wife didn’t expect her ‘Rico-Suave,’ stud muffin of a husband to be standing in front of her, sporting a married waist line and wearing a pair of boxers on his head. At that point she definitely didn’t expect to be swept off her feet and placed into her suitcase! Finally, in all her life, I’m sure she didn’t think that after marriage she’d ever utter the phrase;

‘Take me out of my suitcase! It’s going to break!!!!’

Marriage Tip 8;

Enjoy every moment!

Welcome to the first month of my married life!
 

About the author:

Born in Africa, Chandru grew up between Nigeria, India and the UK. With a Masters in International Business from the University of Westminster, he moved to New York where he worked as a Business Development Manager for three years. In 2002, he returned to Nigeria where he currently resides and runs a trading company. Chandru has been writing for Beyond Sindh (www.beyondsindh.com) since 2004 and has published numerous articles in the quarterly publication. His story entitled ‘The Love Letter’ won the Mirage Book short story contest and was published in an anthology titled Inner Voices in January 2009. His short story ‘Zero’ is scheduled to be published in the anthology Indian Voices towards the end of 2010.
 
In December 2009, Chandru’s first novel, ‘The Journey of Om’ was published in India by Cedar Books.
 
For more information on Chandru visit www.chandrubhojwani.com

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