They were exciting, exhilariting, all-encompassing. I managed to become a really bad friend (something I had always, and again pride myself on) because I was falling so in love with my best friend at the time. This is something I'll always wish I would have handled better - the juggling act of new young love and the rest of your life, but alas I cannot go back and things turned out pretty well for me in the long run.
Redheaded Kid and I fell fast and hard, and we soon started talking about our future together. But not until after one night very early on in our courtship that I'll always remember when I
We were driving (this moment is so clear in my head, I know for a fact we were driving to his mom's old house off of El Toro Rd), and my new boyfriend, Smart-Ass Redheaded Kid, said something about the future.
Redhead: (something along the lines of) "Hey, maybe we'll get married one day (nervous laugh)!"
Me: "HAHA okay Redhead, you know we're not getting married."
Redhead: "What makes you say that?"
Me: "Dude (we still call each other dude to this day), you've only had one other girlfriend, you can't just marry the second girl you date! You need to live some more. But this is fun for now though, right?!"
I'm unsure why I thought that was an appropriate thing to say at the time, or ever, but oh glad I am that I was wrong.
Come back next week for scenes of our first few months together.
Want to catch up on the story of how my Handsome Husband became my Handsome Husband? Find out how we met, what it was like going to high school with HH, how he reappeared in my life after moving to San Diego for college, and how he went from a memory to a best friend in weeks. Read about how I found out he wasn't thinking of me as just a friend, what he did for me while in Europe, and our first kiss. You can also read about how he
was a total jackass played
hard to get right when I was ready to give him a
shot. Then we decided to make things "official" on 08.08.08.