How I learned to accept my two crazy roommates

Dec. 2, 2022 was the day that changed my life. I had never lived with a roommate before, let alone two at once. It’s safe to say that I was very nervous about the whole encounter. But, all things aside, I knew I was helping out a noble cause.

The first week went pretty well. They were tidy and generally stayed out of the way. I tried my best to give them space since we all barely knew each other. I had my side of the dorm and they had theirs.

Around the third week of us living together, the situation started to get messy. After we had plenty of time to get to know each other, and we had quickly became close friends, that’s when it hit me: these guys are super clingy. Not just a normal clingy — I mean that they literally climb me and do not let go. They protest when I try to stop them from digging through my trash can, they scream and play all night and they knock over every cup I have. It was getting ridiculous.

I eventually set down some ground rules after a very tiring winter break. I now make sure they have what they need, we spend time together and I let them play at reasonable times. They started sleeping at night and playing with their own toys instead of my school supplies. Of course, I still get used as a jungle gym, but that’s the cost of having two crazy roommates. After warming up to them, I am proud to have met and adopted Killer Fish and Berry the Rat.

A photograph of Berry the Rat, courtesy of Koda Payton
A photograph of Killer Fish, courtesy of Koda Payton

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