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09 June 2010

Are you a Super-14 widow?

If you plan to be glued to the screen too for the next while, well, bully for you. But this article is for those women who have less interest in rugby than in tumble dryer fluff.

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If you plan to be glued to the screen as well for the next while, well, bully for you. But this article is for those women who have less interest in rugby than in tumble dryer fluff.

Maybe this is the time to see all those movies your husband wouldn't want to watch with you, to go to the ballet, to see your old friends – that is if you can find a babysitter, because he probably wouldn't even notice if all three your children were wandering towards the highway or the neighbours' pool.

Ways to tell that you are a Super-14 widow

  • If you win R7000 in the Lotto draw, you'll have to wait quite a while before you tell your husband, because there just won't be time.
  • If your toddler speaks his firts words next week, they might be "penalty kick".
  • You know that you will find your husband fast asleep on the couch – at 4 a.m. with the TV flickering in the background.
  • You will be taking out the trash yourself for the next while – it is simply less hassle than to ask him.
  • You're planning to cut your hair short and dye it red – and you're sure he won't notice.
  • Your husband's hand will be twitching in his sleep – as if he were holding the TV remote.
  • The whole family will not be having a meal around the table for the foreseeable future.
  • You feel a bit miffed that hubby's taking his annual leave now – does this mean you're going to the Bahamas by yourself in April?
  • You are sure that if you were to feed him boiled cardboard and tomato sauce, he would not notice.
  • His birthday is on Monday and you think he has forgotten. You also don't hold out much hope that he will organise a surprise party for yours in the middle of the month.
  • You suspect your husband might have to be surgically removed from the couch when the Super-14 is over.
  • The household beer consumption is about to rise dramatically.
  • He usually kisses you when he comes home, but for the next while, the only thing he'll grope around for is the TV remote control.

(Susan Erasmus, Health24 February 2007)

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