One nil to the Arsenal is one of many Arsenal chants that La and Gooner now know by rote and can sing along with me during the Arsenal games. As you all know, I am and I have been an avid Arsenal fan since a tender age – La and Gooner have the matching jerseys to attest to this.
Talking of which, I am so grateful to have La as my beautiful Lady. So what is my thought of the day? Well, I have been noticing something for years that should not be. Our society tells us that when one is dating, it’s ok for the lady to pretend to like her man’s hobbies. (La and I at a game.) But as soon as one get’s married everything changes. When La and I were dating she was told that it is ok for her to go to my games, but as soon as we got married that would all change – she wouldn’t have to go anymore. Hmmm…why is that?
Most often than not, a lot of women put up with their husband’s hobbies because in their minds, “he is just being a little boy”. Most of them will either not participate or will simply suffer quietly through his “hunting shows” or his “passion for cars”; however, they expect their husbands to be fully engaged in the “sewing projects they make” or watch “the Bachelor” with them. Now how did we ever get to that point?
There is something we tend to forget once we get married. We all like to do things together. Most men never want a wife to be a diehard football fan or a diehard hunting partner. All a man wants is for his wife to put on a matching jersey from time to time, hold his hand, and attend a game or two once a year. All a man wants is for his wife to forego luxury for a day, don hunting gear, and sit in a blind with him once in a while. Those moments make a man very proud and he spends weeks upon weeks bragging to his friends. They, in turn, listen and sigh with envy wondering why their wives wouldn’t do the same for them.
I must confess that I am truly a blessed man. La not only sits down to watch all the Arsenal games with me – not because she has to – because she truly enjoys being by my side and watching the games together. Not only does she don her jersey, but she also knows all the names of the players, where they play, how long they have played for Arsenal… Did you know that La is my number one fan and that if she doesn’t come to my game, I don’t play well because I need her? Memo to that friend who made that comment to La so long ago. You are mistaken. So mistaken that in fact, La just told me the other day that she can’t wait for me to be back on the field playing and scoring goals.
This is a dream come true and I am blessed to wake up to La by my side every morning knowing that I am married to the woman of my dreams.