Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Change

Today heralds a change. Today my youngest brother (a mere ten years younger than me) came to live with me. For how long, I do not know, it could be a few months, it could be a year, it could be....well any length of time!

What I do know is that this means living with someone for more than the usual holiday two weeks. I did the usual renting of spare bedrooms and such when I was younger, but the last time I shared a house with someone was three years ago when I was in between houses and friends of mine kindly let me have their spare bedroom!

This time though, it's different. For two reasons...it's my house, and I'm sharing with family. The last time I shared, I was the interloper and was very careful about what I did when and tried not to impose on my friends. This time, I am quite certain that the dynamics will be different, like I said - this is my house, so the power (if you will) is in my hands, and I wonder how it will work!

Don't get me wrong, I freely offered the space to Matt and will enjoy having his company, but I am also aware that we need time to settle and get used to living together and I am sure that we will have our niggly moments. This will definitely take some getting used to as I am sure that I have become selfish in my living alone with no one else to have to think about.

Nevertheless, I am looking forward to having company in the house and I am sure that it will provide plenty of blog fodder!!

6 comments:

Matthew said...

Funny thing about power...

Alice Teh said...

Hello Sam and hello to your brother Matt!

I'm sure you'll manage change very well. :)

CJ said...

"niggly" -- my friend/coworker used to say that, she picked it up from her mom, who is from England. It's the first time I've heard it in years, it reminds me of her. :)

Literary Feline said...

I hope everything works out well, Sam. :-)

Carolyn said...

It does sound like a big change but one about which you have just the right attitude.

Also love the word 'niggly' -- good luck and cheers to you and your brother.

Kirby3131 said...

I had my sister move in with me once. She is 14 years younger than me and I had asked her to move so she could help me open up a business - so we were working and living together (and I had a husband, too) It was an adventure. I loved it though - but we did gang up on my poor husband at times. He just didn't have a chance. The kid and I are nearly identical at times LOL

Good luck to you and enjoy!