My Wife Made Me Do It

D82C1499-2879-42FC-AA11-613DAD40B630There are certain marital duties and responsibilities that every husband must fulfill. Today, I fulfilled one of the more important ones. I spent most of this morning sitting on the sofa next to my wife and watching the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on TV.

At her direction, last night before we went to bed, I set the DVR to start recording at around 3 am local time in order to make sure that it recorded not only the wedding ceremony itself, but all of the pre-wedding pomp and circumstance, as well as the post-wedding festivities.

Once we woke up this morning, I accompanied my wife as she sat, transfixed, taking it all in. We had our morning coffee on the sofa. I excused myself to prepare breakfast for the two of us so that she wouldn’t miss a hat or a dress. I brought our breakfast meals into the living room because eating in the dining room would have been too much of a distraction.

And I have to admit, I enjoyed watching the whole megillah. It served as a very satisfactory — even entertaining — diversion from the day-to-day reality of the real world in which we commoners live. I put down my phone, didn’t read my newsfeed, didn’t read the newspaper, and, for a while, anyway, I didn’t think about our imbecile of a president, gun violence in American schools (and all across America), the state of the world, the erosion of democratic principles in our country, and the destruction of our planet.

So I want to thank Harry and Meghan for permitting me a few hours of non-political R&R and a brief respite from the craziness that is swirling around us all.

And, of course, I want to thank my wife for making me do it.

12 thoughts on “My Wife Made Me Do It

  1. pensitivity101 May 19, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    Now that’s love!
    We don’t have a TV and I confess to being fed up with the whole thing, but I did check out the reports this afternoon, and she did look beautiful.
    In 2011 we hadn’t had a TV for over four years and I went up to a friends so that we could both watch William and Kate tie the knot. Now I was really interested in that.
    Princess Eugene (Prince Andrew’s youngest daughter) is getting married later in the year so we’ll be going through the hype all again (not).
    Oh, and Chelsea won the FA Cup today 1 – 0.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong May 19, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    A lot of people have said that given the state of the world, we might as well watch the royal wedding. It’s not politics, war, threats of war … and we aren’t going to die of it.

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  3. Sight11 May 19, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    I didn’t watch it. But I did loved Princess Diana. She was something else?

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  4. cagedunn May 19, 2018 / 3:33 pm

    In our house, it was the man who made everyone watch it – I liked the horses.

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  5. baddadcartoons101 May 19, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    And to think, you have about the same odds of becoming king as Harry does! It was I nice distraction from the real world for a day, Man I miss football, the great American distraction!

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  6. fantac.cisse May 20, 2018 / 6:38 am

    Your post made me laugh so hard and nodding all along because I understand what you mean, I really do! Thank you for sharing the awesome!

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