The big date is tomorrow. I say big because it’s a date that requires getting on a plane. That’s a big date. I really wouldn’t call it a trip since it’s such a short amount of time. Anyway, it will be a date that lasts approx 24 hours. That’s a long time to be with someone and it always brings a little bit of anxiety into my world. There are so many “what if’s” when you travel with someone?

WHAT IF she is the type of person that has to cling on every second?
WHAT IF she is no fun when she gets to unfamiliar territory?
WHAT IF we get into some type of argument in the first 3 hours of the date and we are stuck together for the next 21 hours?
WHAT IF the hotel room bathroom is right there next to the bed and I have to poop?

These are the things that you have to be prepared to deal with when you take a person on a out of towner. Fortunately, I don’t foresee any problems but you never foresee problems in a new relationship. New relationships are fun. They always have you feeling all good and have you saying yes to things that you probably wouldn’t say yes to so quickly if the relationship was 2 years old. For example, last night, the doctor asked me if I could come to her house to move all of the furniture out of her bedroom today so they can replace her carpet? My response, “Sure Baby, I would love to.” So guess what I’ll be doing this afternoon around 2pm while she’s at work. I’ll be moving her Electric bed. By the way, who has an electric bed? I have no idea what an electric bed is or what it does. But I have to say, I am very curious to find out. I haven’t even seen her apartment. I have picked her up but she always meets me out front. And the other day she asked me if she could bring her doggie over for a visit? “Sure Baby, I would love to meet your dog. I know she sheds a lot but that’s ok…bring the little K-9 hair brush on over.” See, again, we say yes to anything when we are in the first stages of a relationship. We should all agree to call the first 30 days of relationships, the “Sure Baby Phase.” Because that’s what we all say in the beginning.
Wanna help me move from my 3rd floor apartment to another 3rd floor apartment about 26 miles away? Sure Baby!
Wanna go to the fabric store with me baby? I think I need to pick out some fabric so I can make my cat a sweater… Sure Baby!
Wanna go to my grandmother’s house with me to help me change her diaper and then we need to take her teeth out and clean ‘em up? Sure Baby!
I’m telling you. The first 30 days should be called the “Sure Baby Phase.”