Movie theaters are interesting places. The smells, greasy seat rests and whispers of fellow movie goers sort of bring back that pubescent teenager in me. I recall my very first movie in theaters, not as pubescent teenager but as an even younger version of myself. I think I saw Honey I Shrunk the Kids. I think I basically screamed and cried through enough of the movie to embarrass my parents and older brother. I may or may not have caused my family to leave early.
Proudly, I’ve overcome my aversion to movies in theaters and on the rare occasion that date night includes a movie, it’s like I time warp back to my 16 year old self; Silly, giddy and willing to submerge my hand in buttery popcorn and drench it down with coke like a child without any inhibitions.
I’m 85% sure the woman sitting next to us was slathering on mosquito repellent just before the movie began and for a split second I worried I’d missed out on something and should I be plastering my arms with some too? Someone played a cat meowing sound of some sort during every silent part, and as juvenile as it was, none of us could stop giggling. Every. Time. What can I say, coke and popcorn mix on empty stomachs does things to the brain. But it was funny.
I love date night. We don’t know much about much, but one thing we’ve learned quickly is that date night, in whatever form is possible, is necessary and the best thing for a relationship. It’s so easy to get caught up in the everyday and no matter how good things are, after a while you find you’re running on empty. I used to worry that being intentional about dating my husband would take the romance and spontaneity out of it all, but nope, it does just the opposite. Plus, if we’re intentional about it, then I have plenty of time to pink my cheeks and what not.
What is your favorite thing to do for date night? I love movies, but my favorite thing is getting dessert and sitting down somewhere comfortable to talk. Yeah, we’re a little bit lazy.