We downsized to our current home in April 2011 (the story of our downsizing is for another time). We get compliments on our new home from everyone. Most people say they like our new home better because it “feels homier” – whatever that means. I think that what they are trying to say is we actually have enough furniture to fill our current home so it just looks better. Honesty is the best policy people J .
Anyway, our downsizing brings me to my current frustration- our toilet, well the entire bathroom sucks, but the toilet is the most frustrating! At our old house we had a very large master bathroom complete with double sinks, two walk in closets, and most importantly a separate room for the toilet. Our current bathroom lacks all of those above amenities. Instead it comes complete with a sink, toilet, and shower all an arm’s length away from each other. So you can see where my frustration is coming from.
My husband has a tendency to not be one to want to end a good conversation. This is a problem in times when I really need to use the bathroom, because he will follow me and talk to me through the bathroom door. I
used to do this still do this to
my Mom when I lived at home when I am at her house. Guilty as charged,
but I now understand why this is something that would bother my Mom.
This situation happened a few days ago. My husband followed me to the bathroom to continue the conversation. As soon as I flushed and went to wash my hands the bathroom door opened and Kelly started the shower. I was like “what are you doing?!?!” Kelly is like “what? I need to take a shower.” This brings me to my point – why would anyone ever build a master bathroom without a separate room for the toilet?!?! I get that it could be a “newer” thing, but seriously. I would like to be able to do my business and not have to worry about someone coming in 5 seconds later to utilize another section of the bathroom. Had my husband and I lived in our current master bedroom before getting married I think the relationship would have gone downhill.
You know that saying “you don’t know what you are missing until it is gone” (it goes something like that I suck ass at trying to remember sayings), well that definitely applies here. Whenever someone would come to our old house and say “wow this is a huge bathroom” I would immediately start pointing out all the flaws that I hated about it. I am currently trying to remember those flaws of the old master bathroom as I sit on my toilet and I am able to reach my shower and my sink at the same time.
On a side note- my husband actually has a true opinion of The Real Housewives of Atlanta- I love it!