do you remember the very first date that you ever went on?
do you remember who it was with? your first crush, a family friend, someone you'd never met, the nerdy guy that you didn't have the heart to say "no" to?
do you remember what you were wearing? that cute little sun dress, stone wash jeans and a t-shirt, that mini skirt you shouldn't have been wearing, a formal dress?
do you remember how you felt? excited, mature, a little unsure of yourself, dread?
a first date is a big deal! there are so many emotions, worries and butterflies. you wonder if you look okay. you wonder what you will talk about. you wonder if he will ask you out again. you wonder if you will still like him when he drops you off at the end of the date. you wonder if he will try to kiss you and if he does, will you let him? with all of these wonderings, it is difficult not to be a little nervous.
well, friday night a first date took place between girl and boy.
they were too young to be out on their own so it was a well chaperoned event and quite the family affair.
girl was filled with all of those emotions that accompany a first date, but mostly she was just nervous. as she waited for boy to arrive, she didn't know what to do with herself or her hands:
after what seemed like an eternity, boy finally arrived on his shiny new scooter. That boy sure knows how to impress the girls! how can a girl resist a cute boy on a scooter? seating was limited, so his only rule was that she hold on real tight!
a romantic dinner was arranged with the radio flyer dinner cruise company (girl has connections because her sister works there as a wagon puller). now, at this age dinner can be a messy affair! so, boy's mom provided trough bib's to minimize the embarrassing messes. they both ordered pepperoni pizza, which was cut up into bite size pieces and placed ever so delicately in their individual trough bib. they enjoyed their meal as they took several turns around the cul-de-sac taking in their surroundings. conversation, as i'm sure you could guess, was kept to a minimum!
girl's other sister just happened to be working that night, too (i said it was a family affair!). she was their waitress. girl and boy seemed to be more interested in what the other was drinking, so girl's sister had to keep returning the cup to it's rightful owner!
as far as first date's go, this was a pretty good one. they didn't worry about what they would talk about because, well..., they don't talk yet. there was no awkward moment at the door when boy dropped girl off because, well...., he didn't drop her off -- the mom's actually had to unstrap them from their dinner cruise safety harnesses after dinner was over. and i'm pretty confident that this will not be the last time that they will get together!