As Rob and Westley were walking/pedaling towards the park, they passed two women walking towards them. The women were holding hands. They were (apparently) too focused on their conversation to hear Westley say, "I see a couple!"
My mouth fell open when Rob said this, because earlier that same day, I'd had a similar experience with Westley.
We were reading Carl's Afternoon in the Park, which, like all of Alexandra Day's Carl books, contains very little text. I was telling the story, pointing to things on the page.
"...and these two women are having a picnic."
"Couple," Westley corrected me.
Mostly surprised that he knew the word couple, I asked, "Are they a couple?"
When I told Rob this, he looked at me like I was way behind the times. Then he said something completely awesome: "Yeah, I've been telling him that."
"Yeah, because they're so clearly a couple."
I shouldn't really be surprised, and I'm not...exactly. But I might be a bit overwhelmed by my partner's unflinching awesomeness.