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Posted on Nov 17, 2012 | 0 comments

Why I Hate Target

Why I Hate Target

Because I go in for a curtain rod and I come out with this stupid, awesome thing.

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It’s an Advent calendar with an actual box for each day.

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In my day…cough cough…sorry. Anyway, way, way, way back then, there were no boxes. Just a different picture behind each date. Although, to be honest, I loved my paper Garfield Advent calendar so much, I still have it and my boys aren’t allowed to play with it. It’s delicate! (It’s ancient, you know.)

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Way to set the bar high, too. Now, every year, we have to come up with 48 separate teeny tiny treats.

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Cute Banker and I kind of rocked it out this year. We got lucky. We went the Birch Aquarium (a must-see for anyone with eyes) and they happened to have twelve thousand or so miniature sea creatures. Perfect, we picked up one of each.

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We also just happened upon mini-flashlights, felt cupcakes and hearts, little cars, fish-shaped chocolates wrapped in shiny foil, tiny Lego Santas, dunk-em-in-water-and-watch-em-grow dinosaur capsules, stickers of elves and stockings and sparkly stars, and a Hershey’s kiss or two.

I have a feeling, chocolates and other candies will be getting more prominent, the older they get. This year, the non-edible selection was fairly diverse and rather fantastic. The biggest Christmas of their tender years is shaping up to be pretty magical. I have no illusion that I will be able to match it from here on out. I’m easy on myself like that. And, hey, kids like chocolate. So, lucky them! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Now, if I can just stay out of Target, I’ll be the lucky one.

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