- My husband is on a road trip
- Our schedule for the week is packed with activities.
Thankfully Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October...so I didn't have to worry about cooking a huge meal for anyone. I did celebrate a bit by wearing my pajamas for most of the day. I tried watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade...but that made me feel like a big sloth. It does not feel appropriate to watch a parade in your pajamas on a regular Thursday morning...while everyone outside your door is either working or being productive. So I sat in my pajamas and watched an episode of The Real housewives of Beverly Hills. Much more acceptable!
Because Canada celebrated Thanksgiving last month...there is not too much ado about Black Friday. Not too many people standing in lines at 3:00 am when they are expected at work at 8:00 am!
So let's talk about Black Friday. Do you participate in this frenzy each year? Today I want to talk about my thoughts on this ridiculous annual event.
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?
I certainly can tell you my mom never shopped on Black Friday. She was a single mother, and we were lucky to have the gifts we did on Christmas morning. Santa always filled our stockings with shampoo and conditioner, bubble bath, razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, hairspray and hair clips. These were basic necessities that my mother would have had to purchase anyway...but they were gifted to us as Christmas presents. We would receive clothes we needed, hats and gloves we needed, and a few toys we wanted. Never once do I look back on my childhood and feel like I was unloved or under-gifted.
Since when did Santa put everything you asked for under the tree? These mothers are feeding the "I want" monster...and giving it dessert as well!
If you are one of those people who slept out, waited with a huge group of people in a parking lot, or pushed through a door and acted all crazy on Black Friday...then I expect you to have more compassion for those willing to do the same in your local downtown park. Whether you share the same beliefs or not...you both have experienced the hardship of finding a restroom to use in such a big crowd!
DO YOU EVER GET THE FEELING?
If you live in Arkansas and get a waffle-maker from your Cousin Emily...it only cost her $2.00. But she went to war and back to get it for you!