About a week ago, my sweet husband, Chris, asked me out on a date. I don't remember the exact conversation but somehow I said, "why?" He told me he wanted to get to know me. Get to know me? We've been married for almost 22 years, we've known each other since we were 11 and 12 years old. What's to get to know?
We try to make it a point on a date to not talk about the normal day-to-day stressful things like work, children, bills, the house, etc. So, what is left to talk about? In a desperate plea to have meaningful conversation and to "get to know" Chris after 3/4 of my life with him, I turned to my iphone. I went searching for apps. I found one called, "Ask Me Anything." They have several different versions; for teens, for couples, for adults, for job interviews, etc. The one I found for free that evening happened to be the teen version but I downloaded it anyway. It pops up a question, and you ask and answer it.
I've learned more about Chris in the past week than I have in years. I know turtles remind him of a silly song from his childhood, and what scares him the most. It really helped to open conversation and makes me anxious for another date to pull out the app and find out what he wants to be when he grows up. (Okay, maybe I should download something besides the teen version.)