I was sitting on the couch with one of the son. Both of us were eating something. Then, hubby passed by and I asked,
“Darling…..you want some?”
My son jumped from his seat and pretended to vomit and acted like he had a seizure.
“Oi, what’s wrong? I cannot call my husband darling?”
Then, both of us, mother and son broke into laughter.
Well, I never used the term darling to call the hubby in public. The most pukey, hair-standing term is ‘dear’. The usuals are ‘Oh papa’ which is the exact tone like my kids call him. Or sometimes, when dear sounds a bit odd, I call him by his full name, including his surname.
Actually, I think many of us don’t usually go around calling the spouse in public with names like sweetheart, baby, honey, darling or those terms used by the angmohs.
So what are the terms you use to call to the spouse? I don’t mean the initial honeymoon stage where every damn names from porn movie to Mary Poppins sound good. I mean those stage where both of you already earned the title papa/daddy and mommy/mama.
Mine has called me with a very unflattering name which people thought is my Chinese name. Ah Bee. Ish! And yes, I do have some unmentionable names which I won’t share on a public blog.
So, dahlings sekalian, what you call your old man/fat lady? I don’t mean what you whispered into the ears. I mean the kind which you can use from one end of the supermarket to the other end. Like, “Honey….do you think I should buy the Australian or China honey?”