Date Night

Last week, Lion asked if we could be more physical aside from sex. He wanted more snuggling and more hand-holding. I agreed and, in addition, suggested date night. I thought maybe we could go to the movies or, better yet, watch a movie at home. He loves going to the movies and always laments that he never saw this movie or that movie. A few years ago I told him since he’s the one who wants to go to the movies, he should be the one to find out when it’s playing and we’ll go. He rarely does that, so we watch most movies at home. However, it’s been quite a while since we’ve watched a movie on a Saturday night.

The movie theater we go to most often, serves food during the showing. It’s not the greatest food in the world but it solves the problem of timing dinner with the start of the movie. And I like it because the tables tend to keep a certain amount of space between customers and the rows are further apart. I don’t like feeling trapped in a row. With this in mind, I thought it would be fun to get potato skins and mozzarella sticks to snack on during the movie. Lion agreed.

Yesterday we ran some errands and Lion asked what we should do for dinner before the movie. I forgot about the snacks. He suggested pizza. Done. Lion was snoozing while I got salad ready and when the pizza was delivered. He woke up to eat and then fell back to sleep. So much for date night. But then he woke up around 8:30 and we began.

I knew which movie he wanted to see. I knew he’d read the book. I purposely hadn’t read the book. There’s a dog in it and I’m not sure if Lion ever told me flat out or not, but I was pretty sure the dog was going to die. At the very least, he was old and you just know he was heading in that direction. But Lion wanted to see it and whether we watched it for date night or some other time, I was going to see this movie. And right off the bat, the damn dog is dying. What the hell! Needless to say, I was in tears from the get go.

The thing we didn’t do is snuggle or hold hands. I’m not sure why. I guess we were united in our tears for the dog. The bottom line is we had a nice evening in and, even though we didn’t touch much, I hope we’ll do it more often. There are a lot of movies out there we want to see.

[Lion — There is a much more personal reason why I wanted to see that movie. You can find out what that is my post tomorrow morning.]