Reading this, I realized no one told me this was what to expect as a new parent. My wife and I would have similar transcripts if our first dates (and some recent ones) were recorded.
I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Jonathan enters the restaurant grinning and sits down across from me.
Jonathan: Ready for our hot date?
Me: I know– look at us going out to dinner like regular adults who don’t have a baby!
Jonathan: I know! (Smiles)
We shuffle our silverware for a few seconds and sip from our water glasses. I pick up a menu and glance at it, then put it down.
Me: So… (I flounder for a moment, trying to think of something to say) Work was good today?
Jonathan: Yeah, today was good. Not too busy and everyone was in a pretty good mood.
Me: Sounds good.
We pause, smiling at each other. Neither of us says anything for several seconds.
Jonathan: (Pauses) It’s just so nice to be OUT.
Me: I know. It’s so exciting that he’s not here. I mean I miss him…
Jonathan: Obviously I…
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