Deep down I knew this was going to happen sooner or later, so I was not surprised when K brought it up.
K and AJ have been looking at houses, most recently houses that are very close to the house we all live in now. Yesterday, she called me after she saw one of these houses. She told me the number of bedrooms and some quick math told me there was no room for me.
If you need a refresher, K and I have been thinking of a way that we can all live together with the kids. By together we were talking about a variety of scenarios, including an in-law apartment or maybe a small house on the same property.
"AJ and I were talking about it and he was thinking that if you were living so close to us, we (meaning her and AJ) might might not develop 'us'" she told me. I got the impression that this was a conversation that she had a long time ago with him, but was not sure how to bring it up to me.
Of course, she is right. What's more, T told me months ago he did not think what we were planning was really a good idea. While the idea is scary for me, I think it will be the best for me too. As I think about it, I have been distracted with finding my place in the world. Having more time on my own is sure to help me with that. Right?
We have a lot of details to work out, but I am starting to have some peace around it.
Maybe, just maybe, my boyfriend will come and lay on the couch with me.
I'll save a spot for him.