Thursday, June 19, 2008

My child could be in a Target commercial

Today was a fun day. With all the busyness that's been going on here lately, I've totally neglected my children in a big way. So I decided today would be a work-free day, well, other than the usual house work and laundry. After first checking with the powers that be (Washington Mutual) I decided it would be okay to spend a little money on a fun outting today. The girls actually slept till 9:45 a.m. which NEVER happens. They're usually up by 7 or 7:30, but it was glorious to sleep in and wake up on MY terms rather than being woken up by the Lone Ranger riding on me screaming YEHAW YEHAW YEHAW, which was the case yesterday morning. And I'm not talking about my husband, at least not this time! That would be Ashton! I was able to get up, straighten up the house, make up my bed, unload the dishwasher, and have breakfast made by the time they got up. Why can't every day start like this? Oh yeah, because I don't want to get up at 6! After breakfast, I announced, "Girls go get in the tub, we're goin' shoppin!" To which I thought would result in shreaks of joy, but my lil' bug lovin', lizzard huntin', mud wearin', burpin', football watchin' , cowgirls both went into meltdown mode and rather than shreaks of joy I heard, "But Mom, we don't wanna go shopping." And I thought to myself, "Whose children are these???" So then I threw in the line I knew would convince them otherwise..."We're going to.........(drumroll here).......Target." And Lexi quickly changed her tune and replied, "Okay, I'll get in the tub!" I actually think it's the Icee machine that she's motivated by! Not the wonderful Target dollar spot. But who cares. The whole scene looked like something straight out of a Target commercial! So we drove to the nearest Target which took like 2 hours. I'M KIDDING! Feels like 2 hours. But really it's about 30 minutes away. TOO FAR in my opinion. We ate at ChuckECheese. (Can I get a sympathy violin?) No really, I don't know why anyone would worry about a child abduction at that place. WHO in their RIGHT MIND would go in that place without the pathetic begging and pleading from their childrens' sad little faces? WHO? And then we headed over to the big Semi Annual sale at Bath and Body Works. Or should I say the semi annual bi monthy weekly sale. They crack me up! There's ALWAYS a sale in that place, ALWAYS. I've never paid full price for anything there, but for some reason you get their emails and you feel this insane urgency to go STOCK UP because it will be 6 more months before you can get it for that price. PAH-LEASE! Great marketing technique though. If only churches could market that way. "Get some Jesus while you can!"

AND THEN...we went to....TARGET! For icees. And nothing else.

4 comments:

laytonfamily said...

ChuckECheese - are you going for the saint mommy award or what? Big props to you for that one!

Nickel Mom said...

TARGET!!! LOVE IT!! and I'm there everyday...I kid you NOT. My children will tell you. Everytime we get in the car, my 3 year old asks me if we're going to Target! It's only like 2 miles from my house...not good for me. It should be a little further away....my car just drives me there everyday! :o)

kristi said...

What is it with Target and Chuck E Cheese??? Our kids LOVE both places!

Rhonda said...

Sebastian HATES target. HATES IT. He knows we will be in there for at least 2 hours everytime we go. :)