Bathroom bonding: Letting it all out

Victoria GricksVictoria Gricks
Even though I had awakened an hour before, I still hadn’t gotten out of bed. I was just way too comfortable, and I couldn’t bring myself to leave the warmth of my blankets.

I lay there for a while, staring at the magazine pictures on my wall. It was fun for a little, but it did start to get boring. I had seen them a million times before, though, so it was to be expected.

For a second, I contemplated getting up, but that thought quickly left my mind once I discovered how cozy my pillow was. So I allowed myself to slowly drift back to sleep.

Just as I was about to nod off, my cell phone vibrated. Sighing, I opened my eyes and reached under my pillow for it.

Anyway, I looked at the screen and saw that I had a text from my friend down the hall.

If it had been anyone else, I might have thrown my phone on the floor and gone back to sleep, but because it was her, I sat up and responded.

After a few minutes’ worth of conversation, I decided to go to her room to hang out for a bit. I was already awake and had nothing else to do, so why not?

I hopped off my bed and trudged to the sink. After brushing my teeth and putting my contacts in, I looked at the mirror – my hair was a mess, I had sleep marks all over my face and arms and my eyeliner was smudged. Oh well. It’s not like I was trying to impress anyone.

I put on my moccasin slippers and shoved my cell phone in my pocket. With my keys in hand, I left my room and walked to my friends.

Like usual, I knocked on the door obnoxiously until she opened it. As soon as I was inside, I started going towards her comfy chair but suddenly thought that I would much rather sit on the bathroom floor to talk. Random, I know.

You probably think this is pretty weird, and that’s understandable. Not many people have deep conversations about life while they sit in a bathroom. I guess we are just unique.

But here’s the moral of the story: Talk to your friends. Whether you need to admit something that is bothering you or just catch up, it’s nice to get everything out in the open.

Not all of your discussions have to be serious. You need to laugh every once in a while.

If you don’t believe me on this one, you’re crazy. I mean, this whole “bathroom bonding” has become a weekly thing.