The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Play dates and date nights


Yeah, so, even though I’m mostly a boring chemo patient these days, sometimes I leave the house.

On Saturday night, good buddy Kate came over and hung out with Calvin for a few hours, so mighty, mighty good man David and I could go out to a fancy French dinner.

We're dressed up. Wheee!

We’re dressed up. Wheee!

We went to ChouChou in West Portal. It was a wonderful restaurant; very cozy with delicious food. Much like Le P’tit Laurent in Glen Park, it reminded me a lot of the restaurants we ate in during our honeymoon in Paris.

On Sunday we met up with one of Calvin’s preschool school buddies, Albert (and his lovely parents), at the playground on Sunday. You never know if you will like the parents of the kid your kid wants to be friends with. Maybe they will be super serious and they don’t laugh at your jokes, etc. Luckily, Albert’s parents are really cool people.

I’m feeling a little anxious about meeting new people right now. I don’t feel 100% most of the time, and I’m wearing a wig, which makes me feel like I’m wearing a disguise. I might as well show up wearing this:


When I’m meeting someone new, I feel like they are not seeing the real me, because I’m wearing hair that I bought online. Of course, this is a ridiculous feeling. I’m still me with or without my hair. I felt very comfortable around Albert’s parents. They are clearly good people. And it was really great to watch the boys play together. They are buddies. It’s cute.



In the past, Calvin would watch other kids from afar, but he wasn’t confident enough to approach them and play with them. But as his communication improves he is starting to interact more with kids. It’s really exciting to see. It just warms my heart, because Calvin is such a fun kid, and now other kids are seeing what I see. All of Calvin’s hard work with the behavioral specialists is starting to pay off. I’m so very, very proud of him.

Fascinating blog post, right? My life is a roller coaster ride of play dates and date nights. It’s OK to be jealous. Maybe next time I’ll write about all TV shows and movies I’m watching and all the online shopping I’m doing.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

2 thoughts on “Play dates and date nights

  1. The wig looks great!!! And kudos to you for getting out and about! That’s more then I can say for some who aren’t even going through chemo.

  2. This is great only if a friend joins the group, which is Christ. Who died for our sins. But as for me I’ll always like funs. Keep it up

Leave a comment, you guys. It's fun!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s