Friday, November 15, 2013

Thanksgiving is Thursday, Black Friday is Friday! Period!

Okay- here it goes- MY personal thoughts and opinions on Black Friday:

Black Friday shopping is a tradition that me, my sisters and my mom do every year. It is our favorite day of the year! (excluding our children's birthdays, of course) Black Friday is the best! It is a sport to us that we train all year long for!

I am that Target lady! Yes, I am! My children count the days down for me because they know how much I love it and because that is the one day of the year I don't ask them what they are doing!

It really, really bugged me (all of us) when the stores opened at midnight instead of 4 am.

And then when they started opening at 6 pm on Thanksgiving and calling it Black Friday, that really, really, really bugged me (us)! That is a no no! There is NO "Black Friday" on Thursday, NONE AT ALL! Thursday is Thanksgiving and it needs to be left alone! People need to be home with their families and then leave them like at 2 am the next day!  Like us! There is a BIG difference between going to the mall at midnight and going at 3 am! You cannot wear the same day makeup for Thanksgiving and Black Friday! You need the three hours to lay down for a cat nap, bathe and apply fresh makeup!

If you feel like you need to go the mall in pajama pants and slippers, we are going to roll our eyes at you. (Even my mom! Matter of fact, she will be the first one to say something! Oh yes, yes she will!) Go home and go back to bed until you decide you can get dressed.

So, for all of you wondering if we will be out and about on Thanksgiving night, stop wondering. We will not. We will Black Friday shop on Black Friday. Period. We will have a wonderful Thanksgiving with our families and then go to the mall on Friday at 3 am completely dressed, with fresh makeup, and we will smell good. We will zoom up my mom's driveway and she will run into the car with her coffee canteen and crackers for fuel in the back seat, our papers will be in order of importance with coupons and Doorbusters, and our plan. We will excitedly race to the mall where we will happily wait in the line to get into Pennies and receive our snow globes, (Last year, the buttons stunk! Hooray for bringing the traditional snow globes back! If you a true traditional Black Friday fan, you will agree with that one!) make the rounds accordingly and shop until we literally drop! We will wear cute shoes and bring extra ones to change into or buy new ones when our feet are sore from the pair of shoes we started in!

We will go whenever and wherever we want, but always making our traditional stops for our traditional Black Friday favorites, including Chic-Fil-A mini's, Starbucks latte and lunch at Red Lobster or Olive Garden, topped with a cupcake or two somewhere along the way. We will fight (okay, I will) over the last pillow in the bottom of the bin, that apparently is a tradition too! But last year I did it for sis! We will see our fellow groupie Black Friday gals out, you know who you are, we love you and will see you soon, and we will see them all in the same places we saw them last year!  It's like magic!  We will laugh, we will laugh some more and we will remember all the years gone by and be grateful we get another one together. So very grateful.

***Our gratitude to be with each other is where we bring THANKSGIVING into Black Friday, never Black Friday into Thanksgiving!!! Big difference!!! 

We will come home when we are ready to, and not one second before. And then we will spend all evening telling our husband's how much money we SAVED!  That friends, that is Black Friday and it can never happen on a Thursday! The end!

P.S. "It's ALMOST here!"

Strolling down memory lane with a few photos from years past! 

This is how we roll home!

We always makes sure there's room to bring mama home!  :)

My son left me this note on our front door last year and when I was leaving to go shopping, I found it...Memories, so many memories!  I am so very grateful for all of them and the opportunity to make new ones!  Blessed!  Totally blessed!

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