i hope you guys all have an awesome long weekend! i certainly did. i’ll give more of an update tomorrow, but i wanted to write this post that i’ve been thinking about for a while.
things i’ve learned since living with a boy
1. when he makes the bed, it does not have to be made exactly the way i like it.
just be happy he made it at all!
and didn’t just leave it a crazy mess.
2. some boys have a lot of clothes.
i’m actually surprised at this one. brad and i have completely equal closet space. i get the left side & he gets the side straight ahead.
but, the dresser is another story. we have 6 equally-sized drawers. guess who gets 4 and who gets 2? don’t ask me how that boy has 4 overflowing drawers! not fair.
3. it’s ok to have alone time.
when i’m home, brad is usually home at the same time – at least for now, until he can get his license. that means that i really never get the apartment to myself. that doesn’t mean that i can’t have alone time though.
brad is perfectly happy if i ask him to go on his computer or take the dog out for a bit. or i can do those things for a little bit of a break.
4. he will not notice little things like i do.
dog hair on the floor/table/couch/bed? yeah, unless it’s an inch thick, he probably won’t notice (or he has an amazing ability to ignore things like that).
papers/files on the counter/table/desk?
don’t faze him.
5. but he will help with those things if i ask!
no need to get mad and stew over cleaning everything all the time. if i ask him to vaccuum or recycle and file some papers, he will!
i’m glad i just started asking. i can see how frustrating it would get if you didn’t ask and just expected them to clean when things get messy.
6. if i don’t like how he folds my clothes (or the towels), just do it myself!
we had some pretty funny conversations about this one so far. but i’ve pretty much just come to the conclusion that i should fold my own clothes if i’m going to be picky about them all being the way i like them.
7. boys drink directly out of the bottle of soda.
and the milk carton.
8. always say thank you!
i always try to do this with everyone, but a thank you goes a long way. anytime brad empties the dishwasher or puts clothes away (whether i asked him to or not) i say thank you and make sure he knows i appreciate that he did it!
9. and finally, the most important thing:
be thankful for your time together!
i sat down the other day and thought about how much our lives have changed in the past month since brad graduated and we moved in together.
the verdict? it is amazing to live with brad. and it’s about a million times better than living 6 hours apart! it’s still hard to believe that we’re done with long distance, but i know i won’t take it for granted that i get to see him every morning & night!