L and I ended our six month losing streak. We scheduled a date night and actually followed through. WHAT.
It had been a crappy weekend for me (due to endometriosis), but I was feeling somewhat human when Sunday evening rolled around. We left K with my parents and had dinner by ourselves. It wasn’t anything fancy; just a ramen spot in Little Tokyo that has been on our “to try” list for a long time, but it was long overdue.
Here are a few photos as proof.
L and I were discussing it, and we definitely don’t recommend doing what we did. Six months without any alone time away from the house was a bad idea. (It happened for several reasons which I explained in greater detail in my previous date night post.) However, we still allowed it to happen. Our biggest lesson – it’s important to be realistic. We were holding out, waiting for this grand event where we would wine and dine each other, stay out for hours, and sit by candlelight braiding each other’s hair.
We realize now that it’s the little things that count. A casual dinner might not seem like a game changer in any way. But, in the grand scheme of things, a marriage requires maintenance. The little details add up and can eventually make or break you. Who knows when we’ll be able to set up another date, but I’m thinking we need to find a way to make it happen a lot more.
LOCAL FRIENDS: Where’d we get that amazing ramen?
Men Oh Tokushima Ramen
456 E 2nd Street
Los Angeles, 90012