Friday, December 12, 2008

In which our hero has a date...

My wife and I went on a date tonight. It's only the second time in the sixteen months since the birth of our son that we've been able to go out together. The reasons for this shortage of alone time is as follows:

1. My mom is dead, which is a serious blow to our babysitter situation. I have a dad left, but you know, dads really aren't clamoring for some Friday night alone time with a baby. Mostly, my dad just wants to smoke and watch hockey, two things I suspect will be boring to my son until at least his fourth birthday.

2. My mother-in-law is our day care provider. She loves my son, but after approximately 35-40 hours each week of watching him during the day, I'm sure the idea of another four or five hours so that my wife and I can practice making another baby isn't high on her list of priorities.

3. I'm a comedian, which means most Friday and Saturday nights are spent entertaining our nation's drunkards and malcontents.

Tonight, though, the stars aligned perfectly. My comedy club date was cancelled, my wife's sister had the night free, and my wife actually wanted to spend some time with me (as our marriage has been argument free for almost the entire week!) This simply does not happen. This is like the Perfect Storm, except that in this version of the movie, Clooney and Wahlberg went to an Italian place for dinner, then made out in a car.

It was a nice reminder of why we wound up married with a kid in the first place. I suspect our next date, tentatively scheduled for June 22, 2010, will be just as hot.

3 comments:

Wayne A. "Tony" Conaway said...

Congratulations, Jay! And just think...if you do have your second child in nine months, he-or-she can read about his-or-her conception in your blog!

Megan said...

Omg Tony!!!!! I had not thought of that. You two are quite funny. A little piece of advice Jay, if you think you dont go out much now, have another kid and see what happens. Try June 22, 2020. This might seem a little extreme but when you throw two kids into the mix the babysitters are always busy, its the most bizzare thing! This is all coming from a place of experience, I have a 3 year old son (who is crazy, I dont know where he came from) and a 1 1/2 year old daughter whos only vocab at this point is "no no no" and "poop". Lots of fun in my house. I love my kids dearly but only having one was soooooooooooo much easier than two.


Bty: "practice making another baby" is sooo few and far between with two kids as well. One is always in your damn bed! Enjoy!!!

Im glad tho that you and your wife got out for a bit of one on one time. Its important and 5 mins of alone time always reminds you why you feel in love in the first place.

megan said...

lol, the last time my hubby and I went out alone was to see you! We saw your fantastic show in July and the next time we go out, will probably be to see your next show. Wow, its been to long.