Last Friday, Mr. Handsome informed me that he wished to get up early the following morning and head to the hardware store to buy supplies for my honey-do list. Needless to say, I was thrilled. I had a few errands of my own to do, so the kids and I decided to tag along.
When we woke up, I didn’t dawdle getting ready to go. My husband was excited to work on house projects, and I didn’t want to get in the way of that. But for some reason, he was stalling, and we didn’t leave the house until 9:30. As we drove down our street, he suddenly turned into one of our neighbor’s driveways, parked, and started getting the kids out.
Turns out, he had planned for them to babysit so he could take me on a surprise date. He had had to stall because he had given them an exact time when we would be over. When I asked him what he had in mind, he replied, “Just brunch and spending time together.” I told him, in a joking tone but still very serious, that I would still like to stop by the hardware store so he could get his supplies to complete the list. He laughed and agreed.
We only stayed out a couple hours, but it was lovely just spending quality time together. After the hardware store and brunch, he asked me if there was anything else I would like to do. I suggested shopping for baby girl clothes, and he obliged. So we spent 30 minutes picking out about five outfits that were all discounted. One of the outfits we chose is on the left in the photo above. The rest were mostly sleepers.
I was having the time of my life looking at all the adorable options. Mr. Handsome, being a man, wasn’t quite as into it as me, but he tried very hard to look excited. He also appreciated that I asked his opinions. Aside from a few quick stops at thrift stores, that was the first time I had browsed a full section of baby girl clothing. My minimalist tendencies will stop me from buying too much, but it sure was fun to pick out a few things.