Sunday, 14 March 2010

This time last year...

...after much huffing and puffing and lifting and shoving and wondering why we had decided to move somewhere without a lift, I officially moved in with a boy.

One whole year living with a real life boy.

I was pretty panicked before moving in with the boyfriend, I was worried about anything and everything.

If I knew then what I know now I would have told the panicked me to stop stressing. I'd tell her the following things I have learnt over the past year:

- You can solve arguments over quilt stealing by getting a king-size quilt for your double bed.

- 2 toilets should be mandatory in all houses.

- He is allergic to empting the bin and will just keep piling in rubbish until the lid doesn't close and you will want to kill him but...

- ...when you empty the bin he will take it all the way downstairs to put it in the wheelie bin.

- Don't worry about losing your independence. You'll keep it but be too embarassed to admit that sometimes you'd rather stay at home.

- You'll get bored of keeping your legs constantly shaved after about 3 weeks.

- Repeatedly asking "What's wrong with you?" is not the way to get him to tell you what's wrong with him.

- His standard response to "How does this look?" will be "You look beautiful." Very sweet but not entirely honest. Well. He may genuinely think you look beautiful in anything you wear - everyone else thinks you have a fat arse.

- Monday to Friday you will take care of the dinner. Saturday and Sunday it's his job. One of those evenings will almost always be a takeaway.

- You will gain about a bazillion stone in weight. And that's definitely something you need to work on in year 2 of living together.

- It's actually not that hard living with a boy.

17 comments:

Trish said...

Grin...nope...not that hard at all! Love your post today..tongue in cheek humour...my kind!

P said...

Congrats on a year of living in domesticated bliss with a boy!

I admire you - not sure I could manage it. I am WAAAYYY to selfish and like my own space. And have never met a guy I could IMAGINE living with. :(

Kelly said...

I can't wait for my boy to move in! I'm glad your first year was good :)

Taz said...

And now there's even a super king sized duvet ;)
Your list made me giggle, I think all girls should be given that list before they move in with their fellas (and of course the appropriate version for the boys to keep things fair)

Congratulations on your first year living together and finding you like it ;)

J said...

Congratulations for surviving your 1st year of 'Living with a boy'. They are a different species, but once you learn to accept their funny little ways i.e. leaving the last piece of toilet tissue on the roll so it's not their responsibilies to throw that one away and replace it with a new one (very annoying habit), life can actually be quite nice to share together :0)
Here's to many more happy years together.

Heather said...

Most of those are sooooo true for me as well! Five days time and I'm right back there - can't wait! Although I do need to tackle the bazillion pounds of weight...

ana said...

Oh dear, it's all so true. congratulations on surviving, and thanks for a hilarious post.

notesfromthefrugaltrenches said...

Congrats on 1 whole year!!!

And can you guess what is on at the mo? Logan just surprised Rory on a roof top terrace and I'm swooning! ;)

notesfromthefrugaltrenches said...

Rory just said: Samuel Johnson said when you tired of London, you are tired of life

Logan: The man had obviously never been in a long distance relationship!

LOVE IT!

notesfromthefrugaltrenches said...

lol oooh sorry re your comment ;0), I had no clue you could watch stuff from E4 after it was on! That knowledge alone may transform my life! LOL

mooncalf said...

Ah yes, the weight gain. Nobody ever warns you about that do they?

Congrats on your one-year! Here's to the next year of domestic bliss and blogging!

bellaboo said...

Thanks for stopping by.Sounds like you have had a very happy year!

Bellaboo :o)

Diane said...

Well done!! Its not easy!!! xxxx

PinkCat said...

Congratulations on surviving a year - you soon get used to it, don't you? Life is never the same afterwards! x

The Curious Cat said...

Doesn't sound so bad - except the weight issue! Congrats on surviving a year - sounds like you have a good un! xxx

Petit Filoux said...

hip hip hooray!! So glad it’s gone ok for you! Oh, and I completely agree about the toilets. And the shaving. And the quilt (or in our case duvet) stealing. ;-)

Simone said...

I've been married for almost 22 years and I still don't know if I am 'used' to it!!! I agree about the quilt too!