We had a marvelous dinner on Friday then immediately went out pyjama shopping. I had high hopes for Superstore, apparently too high.
We entered the men’s department and there were the pjs, right in front of us. Jeremy’s scowl deepened.
“I don’t like any of those,” he stated, giving the whole rack a look of disdain.
I felt one and silently agreed. They were a rough textured cotton and fairly stiff. Shrugging, I turned around toward the ladies department.
“Where are we going?” Jeremy asked in confusion.
“The ladies department,” I replied, feeling confused as well. We’d already discussed this. “I, umm, need to look at pyjamas too.”
That set Jeremy right off. He ranted the whole time we were in there about how unfair it was that we’d gone shopping for him but were now shopping for me. I showed him a few pairs of pjs, all of which he disliked, and he continued to rant.
“We never finished looking in the men’s department,” he snapped.
I shrugged again, there wasn’t anything I could see in the ladies department. The pyjamas were also stiff, rough cotton and many were covered in gaudy flowers. Then I turned and went back to the men’s department.
I found another rack of pyjamas which Jeremy intensely disliked…
“They’re plaid Mom!” He almost turned plaid into a swear word.
… and ended up buying him a couple more t-shirts instead. We left the clothing department with Jeremy still complaining about how we’d been mostly shopping for me, even though it was his trip. Finally we reached a section with no customers.
“Jeremy, we talked about this on Thursday,” I said with some exasperation. “I do need a pair of pyjamas but we were mainly in there for you. That’s why I kept asking if you’d seen anything you liked.”
“Oh,” Jeremy said, looking faintly embarrassed. “No, I didn’t see anything.”
“We’re going to Wal-Mart next. If you see anything you like, you can say they’re for me.”
“Or I can say I like them for myself,” he retorted.
“Yes,” I agreed. “That works too.”
The Wal-Mart men’s department was a bust. Like Target, they didn’t actually have a pyjama section, just a handful of t-shirts and boxers. I did find a hanger with three pairs of lounge pants attached. They all were plaid. Jeremy stayed silent, but his expression spoke volumes.
Then we wandered over to the ladies department. I found a long nightie for me to wear on hot summer nights but couldn’t see anything for Jeremy at all.
“I don’t see anything for you,” Jeremy said urgently. This would have worked better if I wasn’t carrying a nightie.
“I’m saying this for me,” he hissed. “I don’t see anything for me.”
“Not even that Duck Dynasty nightie,” I replied cheerfully, pointing to a rack. Jeremy snorted.
The actual successful shopping trip was anticlimactic.
I needed to head out this afternoon and asked Jeremy if he wanted to go shopping. He was busy watching a video and didn’t. I stopped by Target and discovered their ladies nightwear section is huge. Most of the pjs were cotton but I found a pair that were soft and navy blue. I immediately snatched them up.
The best part? They were $16.99 on the rack and rang in at $5.07! I might just pick him up another pair. The only thing that would make them better is if they came in purple.