When I first asked Jenna where she wanted to go on our Festibond date she said to the Boston Museum of Science. That was a bit too much. Her next request was sledding, but unfortunately the good snow we got on Festibond had mostly melted by the time we were ready to go on our date. We both settled for the movies even though, as she stated emphatically, it wouldn’t be conducive to us bonding much.
We sat in the middle of a mostly empty theater and shared a medium popcorn while we watched “Little “Fockers.” It was mostly dumb, but Jenna seemed to enjoy it and told me several times how much she enjoyed being on a date with me.
After the movie we drove to South Portland to have dinner at Sea Dog Brewing Company. When I suggested we go to her favorite restaurant, Applebees, she said it’s not her date, it’s our date, and politely declined. Jenna, predictably, ordered macaroni and cheese and then ordered it again when the first bowl was empty. She so enjoyed the “Elvis” shake she got from Silly’s on her date with Kirsten that we asked our waitress, Molly, to make her a peanut butter and banana milkshake. She was stuffed by the time we left.
Our conversation at dinner and in the car was very nice. Jenna told me she had calculated the date she can remove her starter earrings and wear her new hoop earrings to be February 14, the date of her Valentine’s party at school. The starter earrings must stay in, she was instructed, for six weeks. Furthermore, she reported, she got her earrings in the afternoon so wouldn’t be able to change them out until the afternoon–after school. She was elated when I told her it would be okay if she switched to the hoop earrings on the 13th. I like being a problem solver.
We talked about school, friends, her writing club, sisters and other topics while we ate.
On the drive home I found “The Sound of Music” soundtrack on my iPhone’s Rhapsody app and we sang her favorite songs together. It was pure bliss. As soon as she was in bed I ordered her the CD, which arrived today.
My date with Jenna was a lot of fun. Our close relationship was strengthened further as we talked, hugged, held hands, laughed and sang together.