Wednesday, March 11, 2015

First Date

Baby Chris at Bob's, baby me at El Faralito
The very first picture ever taken of us
it appears bad lighting was a major theme in our first dates
For our third anniversary, Chris and I went on our first Date Where Jack Stays Home With A Babysitter. The formality of that process added a level of legitimacy to dating that I did not anticipate. While we waited for her to show up, I got ten million butterflies like I was going on a First Date Ever, not just First Date Since Jack Was Born. On those first dates, it was unwise to look him in the eyes unless I had twenty minutes to be lost in soul-stirring desire. Whenever he smiled at me, I knew that his was a gaze I would walk away from at my own peril. And those feelings came rushing back to me as we waited there on the couch.

When you are that excited, it doesn’t really matter what you do, but we tried out a new Indo-Chinese place. They have a dish there that is so hot you have to sign a waiver before you eat it. I didn’t order that. I ordered non-waiver-required dumplings and then ate most of Chris’ Calcutta Chicken.

I thought it would be overwhelming – or whelming, at the very least – to leave Jack home, but everything was fine. We put on nice clothes, tried new food, laughed about the past year, and I felt all the feelings you feel on a first date with the boy you have a crush on. I still love all of our quiet nights in, but we’re both really excited to start having nights out again.


Date Details
Red Hot Chili Pepper
1125 San Carlos Ave. San Carlos


  1. Replies
    1. Uh. You, you are the freaking best. I'm just trying to be like you.

  2. Aw, babies!
    I'm almost ashamed to admit that I have yet to hire an official babysitter to watch Daisy. I have made halfhearted attempts on two occasions. And then I discovered that swapping with other parents is so much easier because calling people that I don't know very well totally makes me anxious and I still feel too young to be an authority figure to teenage girls. Haha.
    So, if you ever want to swap, I'm totally down. At least until I get over myself and start calling sitters ;)

  3. HALLOWEEN IS COMING. also, we should re-live that bob's date.


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