Are you one of those who arise before the sun to hit the sales? I used to. It was fun, but it was years ago. My mother, sister and I would be there waiting for the doors to open at our favorite store. I think it was some surgery that caused me to initially stop going with them, but they kept going years after I considered it fun. I know when I was working mom, it was a convenient way to get most of the gifts all at once.
It was good times with my mom and sister. After Thanksgiving dinner cleanup, the three of us would sit around the table with all of the store ads listing the times of the certain items and the doorbusters. We plotted our strategy and made our lists.
Off we’d go, early the next morn. After the madness of the hunt, we would return home to laugh and tell tales of glory over Thanksgiving leftovers. We would talk about the gifts we had purchased and how much we hoped the receiver would enjoy it. As our family has aged, our gift giving has changed, we tend to be more practical now. We used to go quite wild with the presents. I no longer find shopping in the malls fun. I’m now on the flip side of being anti-crowd. Now, I like to watch movies, decorate and just hang out the day after Thanksgiving. Tell us, are you out there on Black Friday? Did you survive? If not, what do you like to do with the day? Good luck to all the shoppers!