Despite the horrific, mortifying experience that happened this summer when we attempted “Back to School Shopping,” I ventured back to Gymboree today.
Mission? Obtain Coordinating Christmas Jammies and Coordinating Christmas Outfits.
(on sale, mind you)
Never mind that I don’t like clothes shopping under normal circumstances. (I don’t even enjoy shopping for myself — the search for trendy womens clothing is exhausting) No, I had to add two goals to my shopping adventure . . .
And, I took ALL three children.
During a time when they SHOULD have been napping.
(or, at the very least, insane)
Add to the mix a big sale that meant everyone was coming in and buying the same items I was trying to get . . . and a weirdo little boy who kept bullying my children (hit my daughter on the head … yes, HIT HER ON THE HEAD) and knocking clothes onto the floor . . . and you have the oddest, most stressful, chaotic shopping experience ever.
I realized that I am just not meant for shopping.
I don’t like it (I think we covered that, right?).
I have a REALLY hard time visualizing outfit or determining if patterns “work” or not, so I spend the entire time stressed and unable to make decisions.
I can’t shop and watch children at the same time, which was apparent this summer when Mr. Boy stripped in the store.
I go all Mama Bear if some little bratty kid starts being mean to mine.
Yes, I think I’m just meant to be a stay-at-home, online shopper.
No bullies. No stress. And, the best part, I can do it my pajamas.
Sounds good to me.
disclosure: this post was sponsored but the experience described and all opinions expressed are my own.