A young couple in Minneapolis failed to not talk about their daughter on their first date in three years. Sam and Terri Williams gave birth to their daughter, Sophie, exactly three years ago. The couple decided to celebrate Sophie’s birthday by finding a babysitter and getting some, what they referred to as, “alone time.”
Before their date, Sam and Terri agreed they would avoid talking about Sophie and instead focus on themselves, something they decided would help rekindle their relationship. As described by Terri, this is how their conversation went during dinner.
Sam: So, honey, this is nice. First date in three years [nervous chuckle].
Terri: Yes, it is nice.
Sam: Well, we agreed to not talk about Sophie, right?
Terri: That’s right [nervous chuckle].
Sam: Well, what should we talk about?
Terri: Hmm, I’m not sure.
Sam: Okay, so… how’s work?
Sam: Umm, okay. Your turn.
Terri: Oh, well… Umm, the weather is supposed to be nice this weekend.
Sam: Yeah, that’s what I hear.
Terri: We should take Sophie to the park on…
Sam: Nooo, Terri! We promised, we would not talk about Sophie!
Terri: Oh, shoot. Babe, I’m sorry. This is so hard.
Sam: Should we cut things short and go pick her up?
Terri: Yes, let’s get out of here.
Update: Two weeks after the incident Sam and Terri started seeing a marriage counselor.