Let’s Play Dress Up

I believe that for the most part I am a pretty good husband.  I know that I have the life.  I cook, clean, fold the laundry, including king size sheets all by myself.  I am not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.  But, for the most part, I think I have done well.

I think one problem that I do have is that I am too practical and too sarcastic.  Occasionally, the two sides meet.  This has happened on more than one occasion, but quite possibly not as many times as it has with Heather’s closet.  She has A LOT of clothes.  Now, in some people’s estimation (mostly females) this isn’t the case, but she does.  And what is worse is that she has a lot of clothes that she never wears.  It is the same outfits over and over and over again.  Are they cute?  Yes!  Does she look great in them?  Of course!  But they are the same.  It’s like going to a restaurant and ordering the same thing every time.  She has other choices, but she never seems to make them.

Then comes the one statement that drives me up the wall.  We will be getting ready to go out for a Saturday night.  Heather will be looking at her clothes, taking everything in, and will declare, “I have nothing to wear.”  The statement is befuddling.  How can she say that she has nothing to wear?  I look into the closet and stare rows and rows of skirts and dresses, pants and jeans.  There are t-shirts, blouses, and polos.  There are sweaters and jackets and vests galore.  The closet is endless.  This doesn’t take into account the clothes in the drawers which are overflowing.

I have long accepted that equality doesn’t apply to the closet when it comes to marriage.  She will always get more than half.  I don’t even care.  Just give me one side where I can hang the essentials and I will survive, but don’t take more of the closet and then say you have nothing to wear.  It isn’t fair to the great clothes you own.

So, in that vain, Heather and I have agreed to a little experiment.  For the month of July, I will be picking out her outfits.  She has to wear whatever I chose for the day.  (Trusting isn’t she!)  I will not be allowed to repeat any of the clothes, except for shoes and undergarments.  She will get one veto she can use if she absolutely hates the outfit I choose, but that won’t happen!  This will not apply to workout clothes, only to clothes she would wear to school or to events.  This should be interesting.

Since we are turning our little experiment public, we are going to post pictures of the outfit each day.  I will give some thoughts on why I chose what I chose, and Heather will comment on what she thinks.  I hope readers will comment on what they think of the outfits as well.  Stay tuned folks, this could be a fun month.  I got to get in the closet and figure out tomorrow’s outfit.  She gets to wear it to church so lots of people can see.



    1. Thanks for the comment. This was an experiment we did a couple years ago and since I am changing blogs I am in the process of moving them over. At the time Heather was in a civilian school and was not wearing her uniform on a daily basis. Give your hubs a shot he might surprise you.


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