How many of you were brave enough to put on your armor and go to battle? Am I seriously talking about war? Nope. I'm talking about shopping. Isn't that ridiculous!?
Seriously though, we've all heard about people being trampled to death in the chaos of black Friday. And I must admit when I decided to go this year, I was kinda freaked out. Not to mention I had to pump myself up to go stand in the cold night for hours on end. Well, I kinda did it the easy way- I went about an hour before the Toys R Us opened. And yes- because of my procrastination and lack of desire to stand in a long line in the middle of the cold night there were 300 people in front of us. But, there was also 300 people behind us. And it was cold! What was worse was if you sat on the ground because your legs were tired then you got even colder. Insert teeth chattering noise here.
I must admit I was kinda impressed with how Toys R Us handled it. They knew it was going to be pure chaos and they didn't let let people run in. You had to enter in a single file line and no cutting. Not to mention they came out and passed out tickets to the people in line for big ticket items before the store opened. If you got a ticket you were guaranteed that item. And oh-yea I got one! YES!!! When I put that ticket in my hand for the "fur real friends pony" I jumped up and down with my lil sister (I needed a wingman and she rocked it) and we did the happy dance. Then I called my other scouts located at 2 other Toys R Us's letting them know that I had it! Ahhh....there is something wonderful about winning. It seriously felt like I was in the last 5 seconds of a game, just scored a goal and pulled our team ahead for the win. INSANE!
I'm so tired today. This year was the first year I've ever done a black Friday middle of the night shopping trip and I did it because a toy was $200 off. But I'm seriously hurting today. I don't know how other mom's do it. I'm going to put my kids to bed early and then crash. Forget cleaning up after Thanksgiving today- I got my tushy whooped in shopping last night. Who knew it took so much to recover from "shopping."
I didn't have time to take pics of myself fighting the crowds I was already smushed like a sardine in the store (pretty sure there were multiple fire code violations). So check out these pics of black Friday by NBC News and just imagine me in there :)