I can’t tell you when he got this shirt for me, but I remember vividly that he did.
He hasn’t bought me very many clothes during the course of our relationship, but that’s because I’m the shopper in our marriage. He did however buy me two shirts while we were dating. Maybe it was a birthday or Christmas or Valentine’s Day or Just Because, I’m not sure. But I know he got them for me and I cherish those shirts. I am always getting rid of clothes but I wouldn’t dream of giving away a shirt Joe bought me. Every time I see it in my closet, I remember his gift.
Today, I decided to wear the shirt he got me.
While I was getting ready…
Him: You look nice.
Me: Thanks babe. Do you recognize this shirt?
Him: BLANK STARE.
Me: You bought me this shirt.
Him: I did? When?
Me: When we were dating. Don’t you remember?
Him: I don’t remember buying you any clothes.
Me: Blank stare
This shirt that I have cherished. This shirt that makes me think of him every time I see it in my closet. This shirt that I put on proudly today excited to show him I still have it after all of these years. And he doesn’t even remember!
But you know what ladies, that’s how men are.
…And I still love this shirt!