Anatomy of a hot date

What a date with my husband involves now, after 31 years and 8 children:

Morning doctor appointment for David.

A quick stop at the local library where I find five books and David rifles through the newspapers.

A drive to the McDonald’s where husband whips out the two FREE 12 oz. fruit smoothie coupons he confiscated from the Parade magazines. (disclaimer: these were lightly “glued” to an inside McDonald’s ad. No newspapers or magazines were destroyed or permanently marred by my husband’s behavior)

Amusement at the horrified look on the 16-year-old cashier’s face when I lean in and whisper to her that this is “our hot date,” and realize she is so hoping that her future never involves two old people with a free smoothie.

A silent prayer of thanks for this wonderful man across the table from me while I enjoy what turns out to be a delicious feast with my best friend.

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