I thought I’d follow up my prior letter about the other side of business trips. I miss your mom, but I must confess I do like the general sense of freedom around house habits/actions without consequences.
I love being able to pee and leave the toilet seat up . I actually look forward to this. It’s a luxury that I don’t have at home because I always put the toilet seat back down out of courtesy for your mom. We’ve only talked about it in passing and it was more her reinforcing that I better keep doing it otherwise she’ll fall into the toilet the next time she has to get up and pee in the middle of the night. As amusing as that might sound, I don’t think I’d even get a chance to laugh. (I’m not sure how other couples stand on this issue in terms of whose job it is to put the seat back down, but I have heard some women express that it’s their responsibility to leave the seat up! Or whoever uses it last leaves it however they’ve used it. I’m not advocating any particular method, but I do think it is an argument for living with someone before marrying them so you can figure this stuff out!)
Other bathroom-related luxuries include not having to worry about respecting someone’s pooping space , complete territorial reign over bathroom counter space , and freely using any towel to dry my hands (because who uses a designated face towel?) .
I also like not having to make the bed when I’m at a hotel and it’s not because there are maids to do it for me. I would actually prefer if they didn’t make the bed because it just seems like such a waste of energy and effort.
In a roundabout manner, I think I’ve just described the habits of the average college male. Coupled with my video game habits, this letter probably verifies your mom’s hunch that I am still an immature teenager. She’s not far from the mark, but the usual counter is to instead say I’m just young at heart.