My First Black Friday

The day after my first Thanksgiving, my dad had off, which was truly amazing for a cop.  My mom had to work, which was much of the case for my first year.  They were able to fix their schedules so that someone would be home with me, and I didn’t need a sitter until after my first birthday.

Like any good husband, my dad decided to take advantage of the sales and start the Christmas shopping for my mom.  Besides this got him and his baby daughter out of the house.  Plus, plus, right?

Except Black Friday was always a mad house, always is a mad house, and always will be a mad house, for ever and ever.  Amen.

As my dad tried to push his way through the crowds at the mall with a baby stroller, my nearly-five-month-old self waved my fist in front of me trying to clear a path.  Because even then I didn’t like crowds.

Tonight at dinner, my dad will retell the story for everyone, imitating a baby waving her fist in front of her as everyone laughs at the antics.  Which is fine.  Because my dad, mom, grandma did not even think to invite me to their crazy, chaotic shopping trip at 4. In the morning.  And I thank them.  Because if there is one thing I hate more than crowds, it’s mornings.

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7 Responses to “My First Black Friday”

  1. TheKitchenWitch Says:

    I hate crowds, too. We took the girls to DisneyWorld this year and I was cranky and on edge the entire time. Viva The Internet!

  2. Ink Says:

    I can totally see you waving your fist…seems a good indicator of your beautiful feistiness. 😀

  3. Country-Fried Mama Says:

    I am tempted to partake in this craziness every year, and every year my love of sleep triumphs over my love for bargains. I’m looking forward to Cyber Monday!

  4. maya Says:

    Just thinking about black friday makes me shake my fists.

  5. faemom Says:

    TKW~ But it’s the Happiest Place in the world? How can you be cranky? 😉
    Ink~ Thanks, Ink.
    CFM~ Ah, sleep. Like we get it that often.
    Maya~ Thank goodness it’s over.

  6. Gibby Says:

    How awesome is your dad for trying to brave Black Friday with you…oops, I meant to say with a BABY.

  7. faemom Says:

    Yeah, my dad’s a pretty remarkable guy. Now he goes because he’s the driver, the security, and the muscle.


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