You parents know how it is. You work, take care of the kids, take care of the house, the pets and everything but yourselves. It’s tough to nurture a relationship in the midst of (sometimes) controlled chaos. My husband and I have two boys, age 5 and 2. They are a joy, but a lot of work, too. We only recently started making time for real dates after we found an amazing babysitter. Even then we tend to default to dinner and maybe a movie. Or worse, errands! But not on our most recent date. Thanks to the Details Matter App and my friend La Jolla Mom, we were able to go on a new date – one we didn’t know about! We went to Mad House Comedy Club in Horton Plaza. Now I say we didn’t know about it because we didn’t realize there’s a comedy club on the top floor of Horton!
The hubs and I actually love to laugh. We joke around and tease each other all the time. So a comedy club date was a really good fit for us. We took the opportunity to get away a little early, ride the motorcycle (which we rarely get to do together) and head downtown to wander around for a bit before the 8pm show started. We parked on Fifth and after having some fun exploring we walked over. (You don’t need to, though, because Mad House can validate your Horton parking for FOUR hours, which is more than the standard two most places at the mall can give.) The club is bigger than it seems from the outside. There’s a bar and a full kitchen, so you can have a drink and some eats while you’re there – they have a full dinner menu. Just be careful that you don’t choke on your food because you’re laughing so hard. So not kidding.
Our emcee for the night did a great job – he was super funny. Just be careful if you make eye contact, because you might get a few good-natured zingers flung your way. Also no pictures while the show is going on. After he warmed up the crowd, there were three comedians, each progressively funnier. At one point, I was laughing so hard I was crying as one comedian imagined Prince singing children’s songs. Maybe you had to be there, but it was hysterical. We had a fantastic time. And you know what? I think we’ll be back again. And we’ll be checking the Details Matter app (which I have downloaded to my iPhone) for other great suggestions on what we can do to have fun in San Diego and get out of our “dinner and a movie” rut. Thanks to Details Matter and the team at Mad House Comedy Club for taking good care of us and providing such a great evening out.