I was in a mall yesterday, shopping for clothes for my pregnant southern wife. If you're interested in the details, we were in Motherhood Maternity, a clothing store for pregnant women. There were several couple just like us in there- The women had delighted glows on their beautiful, angelic faces, and we men had the look of beaten dogs who would do or say anything to get out of there and run with the pack again.
Since it was a Saturday, the rest of the pack was probably watching the first week of college football. That would have been fun. Not that I'm whining.
I've learned something over the years, and I'd like to share it with you fine people. Women will never, ever, EVER like what I suggest for clothes. I saw a cute maternity shirt that said "It's not easy being queasy" that I loved. No dice.
Anyway, the point of this whole post is that I overheard the greatest quote by a man I've ever heard in my life. The man was probably 6'3", 200 pound, and he certainly looked like a manly man. He was the type of guy that other guys wouldn't really want to mess with, but the kicker was that he was in Motherhood Maternity with the rest of us, and he was holding his wife's purse while she tried on different outfits, all of which she hated. After she got done trying her 750th shirt on she asked her husband which one he liked best. He said:
"Well, I liked the red one, but what do I know, I'm just a guy carrying a purse."
And that about sums it up. I looked at him and smiled my tired smile, and he smiled his tired smile, and we both knew that even though Motherhood Maternity is not a very "manly" store to be in on the opening Saturday of college football, there was nowhere else either of us would rather have been.
Funny how that works.
In other news, my wife bought five shirts, all of which were cute.