Here is a pic of the boys on Thanksgiving! Exciting, huh. Don't try to have a conversation with them while watching a movie.
This year I decided to join the crazies and do a little Black Friday shopping. I arrived at the mall at about 11:55 pm and waited in my car until close to midnight. There was a massive line to get in, so I thought I would let them stand in the cold and join them after they were all inside. It was a bit on the crazy side!!! However, I was surprised to find about 95% of the crowd consisted of high schoolers that were, let’s just say…in my way!!! The good side of that, if you stayed clear of Abercrombie and Fitch, it wasn’t all bad. I didn’t even have to wait in line at a few of the stores. I was hoping to score a $40 crockpot for $6 at Younkers, but that store was a zoo with a massive line, so I passed on that one and headed to Target.
I almost left the minute I walked in because the line curled throughout almost every aisle of the grocery section. I found a toy I was looking for and several games to donate to the Smile Mission on sale for $4.
Since I was a late arriver, the only carts that were available were freakin monster sized kid carts. I have to use these things enough – I didn’t really want to in a mad mix of people. Have you ever pushed one of those, I hit about every shelf.
So I ended up buying a bunch of stuff at Target, clearly not my best judge at 2:00 am, the next day I had to return a few things that I purchased the wrong type of. I finally made it back home by about 2:30 to get a few hours of sleep to arrive at the office at 8:00. I do think I might participate in this madness again someday, but will be sure to have the next day off!