So let’s think back to Saturday. It was the weekend - win. The sun was shining - win. Ezra and I both had the morning off together - yet another win. So what did we decide to do, go for a walk in the lovely sunshine to our local cafe for some coffee (and hot chocolate for me - it just never sounds as cool). What could go wrong, right? We even left Hamish at home so we wouldn’t get frustrated at him for wanting to say hello to every single person that we walked past. As I said, what could go wrong? We were so close to the cafe we were headed for, until I walked past a clothes shop with sales starting from $10… who could walk past that?! I’m not even lying, Ezra is the one who pointed it out to me, so I figured that was an invitation to spend the next 30 minutes in there, right? Probably not, but that’s what happened. I successfully walk out with some new clothes added to my wardrobe, and we finally got to our original destination, the coffee shop. Still so far, so good. We got our drinks take away, and all that shopping made me hungry, so I grabbed a croissant to go as well. They even put a marshmallow on top of my cup as well, yet another win!
The reason I share this story is because the ‘incident’ occurred all due to good intentions. I remember thinking I wanted to make life as easy as possible for Ezra, while he was doing the same for me. I think I was trying to put things in my pocket so he wouldn’t have to hold so much, while trying (and failing) to balance my hot chocolate and something else in my other hand. I was anticipating what I thought would help him, rather than just asking him, or more to the point I probably should have just listened to what he had already said - that he was happy to carry it all.
So just a friendly reminder, as much as good intentions are well, good, and we always want to be able to make our partners life as easy as possible, make sure you take the time (as always) to communicate, and listen to what they’re actually saying. Girls will often try to figure out what guys really mean by saying ‘it’s fine’, when with guys, usually, things really are fine. Don’t anticipate, just communicate. Also don't spill hot drinks on your partner.jolovesboots xx