I’m not particularly domestic. As a matter of fact, if I never saw a broom, a sponge or a dustmop again I’d be the world’s happiest woman. As I’m not the Queen of Domesticity, trips to the grocery store are particularly anathema to me. Yuck! Plus, I want to put every chocolate or pizza related item in the store into my basket and then roll around naked in them. Since I can’t do that (well, technically speaking I could, but then I couldn’t fit through the front door), I try to stay away from stores. For quite a few years I’d have my groceries delivered so that I could avoid both the temptation and the drudgery of grocery shopping.
Then along came my husband. He loves to cook, doesn’t mind grocery shopping and actually does the dishes. Heaven. But then I felt bad. He shouldn’t get stuck doing all the shopping. That doesn’t seem fair. So, now I’ve turned it into an adventure. I make sure I grab his cute ass at least 3 or 4 times as we walk down the aisles. I run into him with the cart. I sneak kisses. I suggest buying ridiculous crap just to see him roll his eyes and giggle.
What I’ve discovered is that even a chore that I hate can be made fun by MAKING it fun.
My point? Guys, next time your girl wants to go shoe shopping, go with her. While it may seem like hell on earth, you can pick out shoes you think are sexy, have her model them for you, then buy them for her. I’m not talking $200 shoes. Go to Payless or Famous Footwear or one of those other less expensive shoe stores. I’m never a believer that spending tons of money makes a relationship better. But, the experience you’ll have together combined with your thoughtfulness will make those shoes something she smiles at every time she sees them or wears them (think of her wearing them and ONLY them.)
It’s showing love like that to your girl, like I show to my hubby by making grocery shopping fun, that helps keep a relationship happy, light-hearted and enduring.
Now go have some shopping fun this weekend! (And enjoy the naked shoe modelling when you get home!)