Pregnant Jane’s feet are growing. She’s been complaining about her feet hurting and how all of her shoes and sandals are too tight. So what is a good husband to do? Well, yesterday, at the start of pregnancy week 19, I broke down and took Jane shoe shopping.
And somehow, some way, I survived going into several shoe stores and lived through going into the place…. the dreaded four-letter word that sends chills up any guy’s spine… the MALL.
Pregnancy week 19 has brought with it larger feet for Jane. And actually, I’ve been talking about Jane’s feet to her for the past couple of months. She’s always been a heel girl, but we both knew those days were over shortly after we learned my boys could swim.
I’ve been telling her that she would soon need comfortable shoes and that she needed to make the transition from style to comfort. Huh. Wishful thinking trying to get a girl to change her ways with shoes, but I did make the effort!
After all, a big pregnant belly adds weight and of course will create some balance issues. Finally, believe it or not, Pregnant Jane gave in and we got her a pair of nice cushy sandals, a pair of sneakers that she can work out in, and a pair of some pink Puma sneaker-type things she’d wear most of the time.
I’ve always believed a wife with comfy shoes makes for a happy couple. So spending a little now on some shoes for Pregnant Jane, I believe it was a great investment into our pregnancy journey together. And thankfully we got some great deals on all of the shoes by shopping around several different stores since we’re pinching pennies right now.
You know… it’s funny how things work…
I’ve noticed that whenever I’m out about about, I pay attention to all of the pregnant woman and children around me now. I never knew how many woman are pregnant and how many children there are out there!
What’s happening to this world!? Everyone is pregnant!
But more importantly, I’m paying attention to how young children, especially boys behave out in the public. I’ve noticed Jane is doing the same thing, as she has mentioned things to me on more than one occasion about how a child is acting, what they are wearing, or something else.
Yesterday while we were in one of the shoe stores, I noticed three young boys horsing around on one of the benches you sit on to try on shoes. They were being fairly loud and wrestling. As they jumped on top of each other and wrestled (and ignored their mother’s constant pleas to stop) the thoughts of Tarzan Junior danced around in my head and I said to myself, “my son won’t ever misbehave like that.”
As soon as that thought popped into my mind, Jane walked up to me and said, “I have no idea what I’m in for. Is that how little boys act? Uh oh.”
I immediately thought about Pregnant Jane and little Tarzan Junior running errands when he’s old enough to run around. Images of Jane chasing him around the shoes store while he knocks over boxes and terrorizes the place danced in my imagination.
“Oh no, you’ll never have to worry about that. Little Tarzan will be a very well behaved little boy”, I told Jane. But I swallowed hard and said a little prayer knowing that I was a handful at that age, too. Maybe all little boys are.
As the day went on and we went into other stores, I noticed everywhere that little boys were running around like crazy and the little girls were just staying by their mom’s side. Some little girls were sitting in chairs playing their little hand-held video games and behaving like little angels, while their brothers were raising hell next to them and doing all they can to annoy their sister.
Oh boy. My Pregnant Jane will have her hands full at times. No doubt I will too. But, as I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, I remember my younger days very, very well. And I remember all the trouble I got into… oh boy, poor Pregnant Jane has no idea what she’s in for with a mini Tarzan running around!
But I’m not that worried, I know that I’ll be able to help Pregnant Jane out a lot and of course, help baby Tarzan become a nice well-behaved little boy… or else! LOL
It’s just funny what you find yourself thinking about and paying attention to when you’re out and about… knowing you have a son on the way in a few months.
Everyone is right… EVERYTHING changes. Even the way you think!
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