OR WHY THE WALTON AND
Written by Sarah from In The Trenches Of Mommyhood
If you’re anything like me (a busy mom), you KNOW the lure of which I speak: Wal-Mart and Target. So follow along with my inner monologue as I take a trip to Wal-Mart during my lunch hour.
“Wow. Starburst jellybeans are only $1.63 here. I paid $1.99 in the grocery store! I should stock up….”
“Hmmm…they kinda have cute underwear here. God, is this what I’ve been reduced to? Buying underwear for myself at Wal-Mart? I.MUST.RESIST.”
“Wow, they have all their summer stuff out. Flip-flops! Ooohhhhh….sparkly ones for me!”
“And sneakers for Baby on clearance. $6? Who cares if they don’t fit. They’re only $6…”
“Hmm…Eldest should have a watch. He’s always asking what time it is….”
“And sunglasses for the boyz! If I don’t buy them now, they’ll be all picked over…”
“Where did I leave my Tupperware tray with the handle thingy? I bet you they have them here….”
“And DVDs would be great gifts for the Easter baskets….”
“And I’m out of Oil of Olay…”
“And plastic trays for only $1? I’ll buy 3…”
And so on and so on and so on. (As I sit here hoping you’re nodding your head in agreement right now and not shaking it in disbelief thinking “Go back to whore island, you Wal-Mart Slut.”)
And so we (being all of us moms collectively) stand in line with our new, shiny objects and heave a sigh of resignation and disgust as the total comes to $73.64, because we only went in there in the first place to simply buy aluminum foil and PullUps.