Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Dinner Date With My Husbands

When I was in my late twenties/early thirties and still single, I confess that I would often get a tad bitter when I'd hear about a woman my age or younger who was on her second husband. To nurse the sting, I’d often turn to the bottle…
Kidding about the bottle part. But Photojournalism 101 - Write to your pictures. I digress...

Not that anyone should be denied a second-chance at love, but I wasn't processing the news with that kind of mindset. Selfishly, I was questioning how some people could land two husbands when I couldn't even find a good boyfriend. Silly? A little. Human? I think completely.


Years (and hostility) have since passed as I now find myself with two husbands of my own...without the drama of divorce, AND at the very same time!

Now, I rarely drink alone....

That part is actually true.

Friday I went to dinner with the husbands at Aqua Al2, a new-ish restaurant in the Eastern Market neighborhood of Capitol Hill.


You know Dan, of course, the first and primary spouse. We happily share all the good and the bad that comes with a legal union. He cringes when forced to wach One Tree Hill, still feigns interest and amusement when I plan a party, and says he thinks I look pretty without any make-up. We like to hold hands while sitting on the couch. And introducing (said in the same TV voice as the Smash commercial) Patrick...


Patrick is my work husband. We share all the good and bad that comes with a job in politics. With me, he never tires of making reference to when that dog ate Dan Scott's new heart, is very vocal about how ridiculous he thinks my party planning can be, and tells me that I’m in high-def when I come to work without my face on. We like to gmail chat while sitting six feet from each other.


Disclaimer: I'm not mocking real marriage here, and all parties involved in this little dinner trifecta (i.e, the Brother Husbands and I) know there's no divorce trajectory in motion. Our husbands jokes are all in good fun, even if a tad cheesey...


With them, I had a grand time putting the "2" in Aqua Al (where we went to celebrate Patrick’s birthday!).

Two dapper dates, two bowls of homemade pasta...

...that makes me one happy girl!


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12 comments:

Tricia said...

I love that you have a work husband. We all have that work spouse that gets us through the day. :)

Katie said...

Your blog always makes me want to get up to DC, it is one of my favorite cities. Besides all of the museums and sights to see, I love that mall in Pentagon City. :D

Theresa said...

That food looks delicious! I was married and (almost) divorced by the time I was 27. This year, I will be getting married for the second time a month after I turn 30. It's overrated to start early...... :)

Dee Stephens said...

That cheese and pasta are making me hungry and I just ate breakfast!!!

Erinn T said...

Looks ABSOLUTELY yummy!! That cheese plate, mmmmmm.........
Wish I lived in DC!
xoErinnT

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Shannon said...

In High-Def...bahaha! I HAVE to use that sometime!

Cheers to the husbands!

Hines-Sight said...

Yum! Love your post, and two husbands.

Patrick loves fun.

kelly said...

A work husband is a necessity!
Great post!

Kelly Simmons

Kori Donahue said...

So cute! Patrick is cute!!! The photos are great honey! Kori xoox

Deviled Megs said...

Love that you had dinner with the two husbands....AND at one of the DC spots I have been itching to go to!

MCW said...

I have a friend who has been married 3 times and she is only 35! Kind of makes me question what I am doing, but then also think how I never want to get divorced so I am thankful I'm taking my sweet time!

jas said...

looks sooo fun!

http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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