Friday, November 28, 2008

Shopping, Ahhhhh Yes

Black Friday 1991

Joey was 4 1/2 years old. Alex had just turned a year old.

I used to be a SHOPPER in the truest sense of the word. Thanksgiving night 1991, I spent two hours mapping out my plan for the next morning. The only thing that could possibly slow me down was having a pre-schooler and a toddler along, but I was up for it.

Fortunately Ted didn't have to be at work until 8:00, so I could begin my journey early and alone, as long as I was home by 7:40.

First stop....JoAnn Fabrics at 6:00 am. I was in and out by 6:45.

Second stop...K-Mart. In and out by 7:25.

Home by 7:35.

And this, my friends, is where my husband earned his first Husband of the Year Award.

Not only did he have both boys awake for me....but he had them both DRESSED!

Not only were they both dressed, but he had already given Joey his breakfast and was just finishing up feeding Alex!

All I had to do was wipe Alex up, get him out of the high chair, put coats on the boys, and we were out the door.

Ted said he knew that it would really help me out if he had them ready to go when I got back home. Then he made sure the stroller was in the trunk of the car for me.


Ted left for work, and the boys and I were at the mall by 8:05.

I was able to get so much done that day, and felt so satisfied by that evening.

Fast forward to Black Friday 2008.

Joey is now 21 and Alex is 18. No need to worry about taking them with me, HOWEVER, I have absolutely NO plans to go out shopping. There's nothing out there that I need that badly that it would be worth dragging myself out of bed while it's still dark on a day I don't have school.

If I do any shopping, I'll do it online...that's the only way to go!


Jen said...

There were a lot of great online Black Friday deals this year.

PERBS said...

I didn't go shopping today either. Come see my blog post about what I did do today tho.

I like your background much better because I can read the words on lighter backgrounds. But kinda different to have green snowflakes. . .

Leeann said...

I like the new background!!