I admit it.
I was stalking Target. I was waiting for them to mark their Christmas stuff to 70% off. I'm too cheap to shop at 50% off. We had planned a family outing to Toys R Us and Barnes and Noble--but before we could go to those places I asked Tom if we could please stop by Target. In case they marked their stuff 70% off.
Tom begrudgingly agreed. He does not share my love for Target.
So we go to Target. And everyone in my family is walking SUPER SLOW inside. A woman walked out of the store with about 10 rolls of wrapping paper and a cart FULL of Christmas items.
"I think it happened!" I told Tom excitingly, tugging on his arm. I even did a little happy jump.
He was like:
I rushed towards the back to where all the Christmas items were.
"There goes Mommy, kids," I heard Tom say.
Because I was all:
I already had a number of things in the cart by the time my family arrived.
"Jesus," Tom said, because I think my shopping abilities confound him.
I got some wrapping paper. I got some Christmas cards. Some ornaments to replace the ones that the cat broke. Cookies.
"Cookies?" Tom asked, raising an eyebrow.
I shrugged. "They're cheap."
I went around the aisles and searched behind items. Sometimes people hide good stuff. Tommy kept sighing dramatically behind me. As a male teenager if he's not eating or playing video games, he's really not interested. His face was like this:
"Isn't this fun?" I asked as I pulled out a sign that said JOY from behind a stack of Christmas boxes. I added it to the cart.
"No. Are we leaving soon?" Tommy asked.
"Soon. Go with your Daddy," I suggested.
He LEFT? I peered around and sure enough, he had vanished.
He returned a few minutes later with some vehicle stuff. A new ice scraper.
"When did you leave?" I wondered.
"Um, after you started getting excited about ornaments."
I had a good time. I only spent $30, which is fantastic for a shopping trip to Target.
Even better, I went back to Target yesterday and they had marked Christmas items 90% off! There wasn't much left, but I got three rolls of wrapping paper for .25 cents each.
And I had no one telling me this:
Does your family get excited about sales?