Breakfast with Boyfriend

By Sam, age 19, Massachusetts
Sweet Designs Staff Intern
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Though she blamed the morning light streaming through the curtains of her window for waking her, she knew truthfully that wasn't the case. She could have just as easily turned over, cuddled into the warm, open arms embracing her, and let the grace of sleep lingering in the corner of her eyes whisk her back to dreamland. The opportunity presented itself openly. It taunted her, seduced her, but her ever-ticking mind continued to pound away. The loud thumping of thought chased away her flittering fantasies and she remained awake.

Trying not to disturb the sleeping figure lying beside her, she carefully snuck away from the draped arm and cocoon of blankets surrounding her. The cool spring air hit her skin instantly and a small shiver raced down her spine. She quickly scavenged across the cluttered bedroom to find something warmer than her tank top and pajama pants, only to ungracefully put on a pair of mismatched dirty socks and old sweatshirt she found on the floor. Satisfied with the extra layering, she turned to her sleeping partner. He remained motionless. With a small smile sneaking onto her face, she quietly exited the bedroom and headed to the kitchen.

It took twenty steps to get from her bedroom to the kitchen of her small apartment. The early morning sunlight bounced across the tacky yellow tiles making her kitchen look alive and welcoming. She stumbled through her cabinets, scouting across her various boxes, bags, and cans, waiting for her stomach to sound its song of desire. After minutes of parading past bagels and pop tarts, she finally decided on a box of bland cereal. She set up a bowl and a spoon and let the cereal swim in a gracious amount of milk.

He walked in just as she swallowed the first spoonful. He lingered in the doorway, stretching his arms over his head, his dark hair still ungraciously tangled from the night before.

"Morning," he greeted sleepily.

The spoon had already found its way back into her mouth again, so she attempted to smile a return greeting only to have a trickle of milk stream out of the corner of her mouth. She quickly covered her leaking mouth and snuffled her embarrassment with a giggle. Her clumsiness caused a smile to perk up his lips.

He lazily sauntered into the kitchen and pulled out a spoon from a drawer. He scooted a second chair next to her and plopped into it. They shared an early morning laugh as he used his spoon to snatch a scoop of cereal.

"Hey!" she yelled, pulling the cereal away from him. "Get your own!"

"But baby, you always make the best cereal," he said, pulling the cereal back between them.

A few waves of milk crashed over the side of bowl as they pulled the cereal back and forth between each other. Then they engaged in fencing of the spoons to fight for dominance of the bowl. The fight finished quickly, and they settled for a stalemate.

She knew then, clinking each other's spoons as they shared a bowl of cereal, that she loved him. Love, loved him.

She wanted to tell him right then. She could feel her cheeks brighten in excitement, sitting there, smiling and laughing over breakfast. She saw the look in his eye, and she knew he felt the same way. So she let the desire slide and enjoyed the moment of eating breakfast with her boyfriend.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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