Mr. Magic and I live together, and have lived together for um, like, almost six years now. This living together for such a long time before being engaged has, as you can imagine, caused my parents to say a wide variety of statements - some cliched, some just totally obscure.
My mom, for instance, did the whole bovine analogy. Yes, you know the one.... I'm not even going to write it here because it is so freaking trite. I don't like being referred to as a large farm animal, or being "for sale." I am a feminist, and a magician too, after all.
My dad said (and I swear I will never, ever forget these words of wisdom) "You don't know what you don't know, you know?"
Um, yes. I mean, no. I mean, yes, I know that there are things I don't know about Mr. Magic, and vice versa, but I know I know enough to know that what I don't know will be ok. You know?
Anyway, from living together, I have learned a lot of little things about Mr. Magic (yes, Dad, things I did not know before!), and he has learned a lot of little things about me. Sometimes these little things are endearing, and sometimes they are annoying, but always these little things are what make our lives so ours.
For instance, I have learned that Mr. M likes to drink some water before he leaves the house. Every time. He used to leave the cabinet doors open all the time, but now he does not. He insists on the lint dryer being clean. He talks to the cats constantly in his "cat voice" (ok, you probably know that too if you have ever been in our home). He has a stack of, like, twenty books next to his bed at all times (and refuses to put them on the bookcase shelf). He takes really long showers. He doesn't eat leftovers. He's good at doing the dishes and taking out the trash, but he throws my mail away.
I don't know for sure what all he would include in the list about what he has learned from living with me, but I do know a couple of things. What's interesting is that some of these things I never consciously thought of about myself until he noticed them and pointed them out. Like, I always make a noise when I am sick - he calls it my "sick noise." If I make this noise, he will ask "Are you sick? You made your sick noise." and then I realize, "Hmm, I think I am getting a cold." I never even noticed that I made this sound until he pointed it out!
He has also noticed that I barely drink anything. If he pours me a glass of coke or juice, I drink less than half. So now he only pours me three ounces at a time. He knows I take nightly baths, and he hates it when I read in the tub because I get the pages of the book wet.
Weird little things. I love them.
Do you have little things you have noticed about your significant other? Has your partner noticed any little things about you?