Dinner, a Movie and 10 Questions to Ask Your Significant Other
There doesn’t have to be any specific reason for a husband and wife to enjoy a night out together.
But in this house, I have a long list:
Gigi’s renewed passion for the recorder.
Lulu’s absolute meltdown every time she sees a Disneyland commercial and realizes there are no plans in our immediate future to go make lasting memories there.
The pathetic statistic that both adults in this house were passed out simultaneously at 8:45 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday night. No Irish beverages involved.
We needed a night out. Without wind instruments, OneRepublic montages and worn in, kitty-destroyed couches that sedate us.
Tonight we saw an excellent movie.
And ate at an excellent restaurant.
Keep your fancy sprouted, dehydrated, shi shi poo poo restaurant food. Give me a huge scoop of guacamole and a fork at an establishment with integrity and I’m happy.
But with a silent movie and satisfied stomachs, the writing was on the wall for dual narcolepsy episodes.
That sounds like a lot of work. Plus questions like “What one thing do you wish you could change about me?”would inevitably lead to only one of us sleeping on our kitty-destroyed couch.
I weeded out the questions I didn’t like and added a few of my own. The resulting ten questions seem a lot more manageable and are quite telling.
So tonight we took the test:
1. What do you fear the most?
2. What do you look forward to the most in the future?
3. What things do you enjoy doing the most with me?
4. If you won the lottery, what are the first three things you would do?
5. What is one personal goal you have for your life in the next year that I can help you accomplish?
6. How would you describe me to someone who has never met me?
7. What would you say are the priorities in my life based only on your perceptions?
8. What is currently your favorite movie?
9. What would you change about yourself if given the chance?
10. What is the best thing about our marriage?
We talked the whole drive home and I gained a new appreciation for my husband and our marriage. And a new date set to play basketball and watch The Godfather.
If only we can stay awake.