Monday, April 16, 2012

Double Date

Dates are few and far between for Amy and me, given our limited time and energy outside of work and kids.  But this past weekend, we had two dates (not including our usual Saturday night "watch CSI and eat dinner after the kids go to bed" routine).  Sunday was our 12-year anniversary so we figured, what the heck, let's go for it.

Friday night was Kids Night In at the local Y, where members can drop their kids off for a couple of hours and then go do whatever they want.  In our case, it was come straight back home, order greasy Chinese food, and enjoy the house to ourselves. 

Sunday afternoon we had a babysitter come over, and Amy and I took the subway to the waterfront, where we ate at a diner, walked leisurely on Penn's Landing to South Street, got some Rita's water ice, and took a bus home.  It was a beautiful day and lots of people were out, so even though we were weary it was liberating to just walk around unfettered by kids.  (At several points, I instinctively grabbed Amy's hand as we were crossing a street, before realizing that she was a grown-up and didn't need to be held by hand as she crossed the street . . . but then I liked holding her hand so just kept on doing so.)

Back to the grind this morning.  But it was fun to spend quality time together, reminiscing and canoodling and just enjoying each other's company.  Twelve years seems long and short, somehow.  It was fun to commemorate it.  Maybe we'll even go on some more dates outside of special occasions!

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