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Posted in date night, gparents, movies, petunia with tags , on March 2, 2008 by erin

I felt like a grown up. I wore my fancy jeans, heels, dressy black pea coat and smeared on lip-gloss. I left my kid in the capable hands of her nana and papa (they even got her to giggle; she hasn’t even done that for me yet! Boo!) And I spent a night on the town with my husband. An actual date. Something we have not done since Petunia was born. And it was blissful. We ate at a grown up restaurant, not a kid in sight. Sipped our wine while we chatted about topics I haven’t addressed in months. For an appetizer; we ordered Monsoon dumplings: filled with chicken, ginger and garlic in deluxe sauce. For dinner; it was Portobello Napoleon served with grilled tomatoes and balsamic onions, mash potato, goat cheese, spinach and basil. Heaven. The best meal I have had in a LONG time. After the leisurely dinner (imagine that, leisurely) we walked to a historic movie theater. It’s my favorite theatre; I almost won’t go to a movie if it isn’t playing here. This is the type of theater where people “get into” the movie and I love it. We saw Juno, finally. Probably the last people on earth to see this terrific sleeper hit. Maybe it’s not so sleeper any more. LOVED IT! I couldn’t have asked for a better flick to watch. Witty, funny, heartwarming all rolled into a little movie that could. It was a perfect night. Like I said, I felt “adult” once again. And today, I’m back to rolling on the floor with P and acting like a child, but I wouldn’t change that for anything. And when the opportunity for date night arises once again, well, we will cherish every moment.