Ben and I moved in with each other after only six months of being together. Some people said we might be rushing, others said we would know what was right for us... and considering we are as strong as ever and I have loved every minute of living with him, I think I will start trusting my instincts more.
It is the every day stuff that goes on when you live together that I love the most. One of my fondest giggling moments recently was what I like to call "bathroom cabinet gate".
When we moved in I unpacked all 6 boxes of my cosmetics and plonked them wherever I could fit them. In wicker drawers, in the cabinet under the sink, in boxes in the wardrobe, in boxes in the living room....some even lived just strewn about on the floor for a while! This didn't bother Ben too much (as he can be super messy) until my products started to encroach onto "his side" of the bathroom cabinet.
Ben: I have the left side. You have the right side. Move your crap.
Me: *scowls* But my deodorant doesn't fit on my side. Nor does my body cream. Just leave them there.
Ben: Find somewhere else for it then.
Me: Can't it just stay on the left side?? Pretty please?? *bats eyelids*
Ben: I have the left side. You have the right side. End of story joebeff.
Me: Fine. Fine. Be a mean poo head then.
Ben thinks he has won. I move my things to the cabinet under the sink.
About an hour later I swan into the living room looking a little too smug for Ben's liking.
He glances at me and just knows.
He walks right back into the bathroom and opens the cabinet doors.
My products are moved out of that cabinet so fast I can barely see where he puts them.
Ben: You have things all over the house. In fact most of the stuff in the flat is yours. I would like this one little teeny weeny space to just be for me. I have the left side. You have the right side.
Me: Yes, but..
Ben: No but's joebeff....left = me. right = you.
I sneak in a kiss and say okay.
For the next few days this happens over and over again. I sneak them back, Ben moves them out.
Boys can get pretty territorial.
Ben can be just as sneaky as me.
If I buy Right Guard Deodorant it will fit on my side.
Have you ever had silly moments like this? What are your favourite parts about living with boys?