Our Little Shelly Is Growing Up
How did Dr. Sheldon Lee Cooper, a man who used to believe that romantic relationships were a waste of time, become such a romantic with his girlfriend Amy Farrah Fowler? A dirty sock, that's how.
It's true! If it weren't for Raj Koothrapoli and Howard Wolowitz black mailing their clean freak of a friend to go on a blind date (by threatening to hide a dirty sock in his apartment), we would have never seen how much our little Shelly has grown over the years. Let's go on a journey, shall we?
Let's go back to the day Sheldon and Amy first met. Sheldon tells Amy he was only there because he was black mailed with a dirty sock. Amy tells Sheldon she was only there because she promised her mother she'd go on a date at least once a year so long as she get's to use her mom's George Forman grill. Right off the bat, Amy let's Sheldon know that all forms of physical contact, including coitus, are off the table. At this moment, Sheldon is probably thinking, "Hmmm, sounds like my kinda girl..." and asks her if he can buy her a beverage.
After about 4 months of getting to know each other through text and e-mail, Sheldon and Amy are considering having a baby.
Amy pointed out to Sheldon that their genetic material has the potential of producing the first in a line intellectually superior benign overloads to guide humanity to a brighter tomorrow.
The baby would have been conceived clinically in a lab but either way, Penny put a stop to it when she threatened to tell Sheldon's born again, Christian mother that he was planning on having a baby out of wedlock. *phew!* That was close.
Okay, moving on. Sheldon and Amy continue to get to know each other and become more and more drawn to each other's highly intelligent minds. They spend lots of time together and even come up with a social experiment to punk their friends into thinking they've engaged in coitus for the first time. Sheldon was surprisingly excited to participate in the experiment that would tell them how quickly the news would spread through their inner circle of friends.
Amy even did little experiments of her own...
They shared their first kiss which Sheldon found, "fascinating".
There came a point in their relationship where Amy, with the help of Penny, considered that maybe their relationship may not go any further then where it is now so when Stuart (comic book store owner), with Sheldon's perimission, asked Amy out on a date, Amy said, "Yes." When Sheldon realized that his feelings for Amy were deeper and he didn't like the idea of her going out on dates with Stuart, he acted on it. How? By asking Penny out on a date.
...and so Sheldon take's Penny's advice and goes to find his little lady...
A relationship agreement was signed by both parties and Shamy was official!
The Shamy relationship continued to grow and Sheldon continued to learn the In's and Out's of being a good boyfriend to Amy.
Learning what will make her happy after he screws up...
Comforting Amy when she's upset...
Learning that giving in to his own feelings is okay...
Taking care of her when she's sick...
Taking care of her after she's....uhhh... pretended to be sick to keep him around longer...
One day, Penny decided to boldly ask Sheldon a question that had probably been on everyone's, including Amy's mind for quite some time. Will he ever sleep with Amy?
Eventually, Amy wanted to know what was up too.
Sheldon was willing to meet Amy halfway with the D&D role playing game because he loves her and let's be honest here: with a girlfriend that beautiful, he was probably curious how their little game would go.
Even though Sheldon had been with Amy for three years, he still had his moments where he just didn't understand the idea of romance. In fact, he argued with her about it on Valentines Day while on a train to Napa.
Needless to say, Sheldon understands romance a bit more now.
Over time, the stresses of life started to get to Sheldon. He started to wonder if all his hard work and focus he put into String Theory over the years has been a complete waste of time. His best friend and roommate was now engaged to Penny and would some day be moving out, the comic book store that had brought him so much happiness has burned down and to top it all off, a psychic of all people (He doesn't believe in them), told him that if he commits himself fully to the woman he's in a romantic relationship with, all his other pursuits will come into focus. "This is malarkey!," Sheldon said.
Everything was starting to become too much. Sheldon needed to get away from it all for a while and he did just that by taking off on a train. Amy wasn't happy that he just left without telling her.
After that little bump in the road, things seem to be back to normal with Sheldon, Amy and their friends. Sheldon and Amy are great and in Sheldon's opinion, they have a superior relationship to Leonard and Penny's. Maybe that's part of what gave him a boost to finally tell Amy that he loves her, despite almost not going their prom re-do because she looked too damn beautiful.
They're so adorable and so in love. *sigh*
So, we all know how much Sheldon hates Christmas. This year, Sheldon decided that he was tired of Amy of forcing him to celebrate every year and that he was going to seek revenge by buying Amy the most amazing gift; knowing that they have an agreement NOT to get each other gifts. Sheldon's little scheme back fired...
Sheldon and Amy have definitely come a long way. Sheldon can be a frustrating boyfriend at times but he's working through his hang-ups little by little so that he can be a better man for himself and for Amy. These days, it seems like when anyone tells Sheldon about a fault he may have, he actually listens and considers it, rather than brush it off like he would in the old days. Our little Shelly is indeed a real boy after all.
Amy deserves the "Girlfriend Of The Century" award for being such a patient and loving girlfriend to Sheldon. She understands him like no one else and doesn't appear to be going any where any time soon. She will always stand by his side and he will always stand by hers.
We look forward to what the future holds for this beautifully unique TV couple.