Sergio's birthday was on a weekend this year which made it easier to plan for. I briefly toyed with the idea of going away for one night without the baby but we're just not ready. So, I settled on a date night - enough of a rarefied event in the lives of most new parents and so, quite special enough for a birthday.
My sister and Chi came over to babysit Luca while I took Sergio out for dinner and a movie. This was our third time out without the baby and their first time babysitting on their own. When they arrived, I told them not to worry about a poo diaper because he had already pooed twice. Jenny had previously expressed her worry about having to deal with one. Well then. The first thing you'll learn about spending time with babies is how futile it is to get totally comfortable with a schedule. Because I was wrong. And then Luca topped it off by peeing on Chi while they were changing him. Kind of like a rite of passage for babycare. Teehee! We were a little worried since this all happened before we even got to the restaurant but we didn't receive any more calls after that.
We had sushi and sake, and then took in a movie at the fanciest of movie theaters. This was the same place Sergio took me to when I turned 33 (but it's under a different name now). We watched Gravity and ordered truffle fries and a drink each. It's really the best way to watch a movie.
Oh, how was the movie? Stressful. We saw it in 3D which we're glad about. But damn it was stressful. The last movie date night we had was also really stressful (World War Z). Next time, I'm going to choose a romcom.
It was a really lovely evening for both of us. And we only talked about Luca most of the time (as opposed to all of it). Ha.
P.S. SHOUT OUT to Jenny and Chi for babysitting AND taking Sergio out for his birthday a little earlier in the week. The delicious Italian dinner was perfect and that wine! wow. Grazie mille for choosing this occasion to share that special bottle with us.