Preparing for adoption by buying hundreds of outfits seems a little silly to this father. But he soon finds himself swept up in the excitement.

Although we know that family and friends will give us truckloads of baby clothes when our daughter finally arrives, my wife, Danielle, and her sister, Dominique, can't resist doing some shopping while we're preparing for adoption. I go along, but I am puzzled by their enthusiasm. They excitedly show outfits to each other, as if the clothing matters — the baby isn't going to know what she's wearing, and she's probably just going to drool and puke all over it ...

The “Daddy Moment” hits in the middle of the baby emporium.


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