11:01 am- Bribe my sweet/spazzo kids to take a group photo using home made cookies. Yep, just fueling the fire!
11: 35 am- Aunt Barb and Lindsay pick up the kids to work on a "secret project."
11:36 am- Walking on air, I have a couple hours to myself.. Christmas shopping here I come!
12:00pm- One store down a few dozen to go.
12:10 pm- Enter Toys R Us. Put Barbie dream house into cart.
12:12 pm- Turn down tool isle in search of a work bench for a our little dude
12:13 pm- Kneeling down, looking over my choices.
12:13 pm (and 29 seconds...) - Hear a rustling to my left.
12:13 pm (and 30 seconds..) - Stand up to find a blond-haired, 30-something mommy, kinda like me, STEALING THE DOLL HOUSE OUT OF MY CART! I'm not kidding.
12:13 pm (and 33 seconds) - Three moments of SHOCK pass, and with the sassiest "tude" I could muster I yelp "ooooohhhhh NO you didn't!" Those of you who know me.. stop laughing...I held it together pretty well!!!
12:13 pm (and 46 seconds) - Mama thief pleads her case. It's not a good one. Not even close.
12:14 pm- This mama is not amused. For a few second, I start to question my faith in people... then I just politely and firmly stand my ground. Blond-mommy backs off, and heads out to potentially shop out of other carts...
12:16pm- Wait in mile-long line.
12:30 pm-Pay, pack up the car and leave. Doll house in trunk.
12:36 pm- Enter next parking lot. Sit in shock.
You know, I can deal with the crowds, the lines, the pushing, the rude comments, the poor attitudes, the rush, the stress, the lack of true holiday meaning and spirit... but STEALING out of MY cart!?! Come on now, that's just taking it a step too far!
Nothing like shopping to get you in the mood for some good holiday cheer! Huh?!
3:05 pm- Arrive home to lots and lots and lots and lots (yep...x4!) of love. Now I remember why I went out in the first place.
3:10 pm- Sharing my story and laughing. 'Tis the Season I guess!
TGIF EVERYONE! Be safe out there!