Aloha Friday: Anniversary Date Night
Today is our 10th wedding anniversary. Ten years ago today I got married to the most beautiful, wonderful woman in the world. As B mentions in her post today, we didn’t eat much at our wedding.
During the first part of the reception, we were locked in a room together (a custom which we didn’t want to do but was forced upon us by an overzealous cantor). According to the tradition, a couple is supposed to consummate the marriage right then and there. Unfortunately, it was hot out and the room had no A/C. Plus, being in our temple locked in a room we didn’t want to be in didn’t help the mood. (Of course, even if we were in the mood, there was no way I’d have been able to get B out of her wedding dress in the period of time we were given.) Luckily, we were given food to eat. Not so luckily, it was hot appetizers. Yes, hot appetizers in a very hot room while we were wearing a very hot wedding dress and tuxedo.
After our wedding lock-down, we munched on some leftover appetizers but mainly had to greet people. Then came the wedding dinner. We managed a few bites of food but most of our time was spent walking around and talking. No real time to enjoy the meal.
We only really got to eat after the wedding was over. We went back to B’s parents’ house for a bit and ate and actual meal consisting of our wedding leftovers.
This year, to celebrate our anniversary, I would love to drop the kids off at B’s parents and escape with B to a romantic weekend getaway. Unfortunately, reality has only given us the night. So we will be going to a local Thai restaurant tonight sans kids. Imagine, a whole meal where we don’t have to hear whining about what food the restaurant has, when it is coming out, how much they should eat or whether they need help with a potty run. A dinner together where the conversation can be adult (as in grown-up, not as in X-rated) in nature.
My Aloha Friday question for today is: When you go out on date nights, what do you do? How often do you get to date your spouse?
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