Public displays of affection, or as youngsters might call them – PDAs – are usually not well liked. “Get a room” can often be heard to people showing their affections to another person in public through kissing or heavy hugging. Many of us may have committed PDAs in our younger years, but as we get older we tend to frown on them and join the “Get a room” crowd.
My wife, Jenny, and I joined this crowd many years ago, probably before we were married and maybe even before we started dating. I was in my mid-20s when we became a couple and she had just graduated from college. PDA was already in our past.
This past weekend we celebrated our ninth anniversary, and while we didn’t go on a PDA spree during our night on the town, we had fun watching a young couple on their own PDA marathon at a local establishment.
The night began with the arrival of the babysitter, a person who is like an angel for working parents that normally spend all of their free time with their kids and little time alone with each other.