Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Lord help me; school shopping

I'm taking the day off work tomorrow (Thursday) and taking the kids shopping in Duluth. At the MALL.

I hate malls. Hopefully we won't have to venture further than JC Penney. Luckily, my stepdaughterinlaw-to-be took Starflower shopping on Sunday, so she's taken care of. I just have to find some boy jeans, and athletic shoes for all. Hallelujah.

I'll be making my usual stop at the Shack, best damn liquor store in Superior, Wisconsin. And treating the kids to lunch somewhere, hopefully someplace I find something edible. I'm getting way too picky these days!

Wish me luck. I'm not good at this.

UPDATE: We made it! My pocketbook is now a lot lighter; thank goodness it's payday tomorrow. I actually had fun; we did most of the serious shopping at JC Penney, bought shoes at Payless, and had lunch at Applebee's. I feel like a normal mom, one that shops once in a while!


Lynne said...

Good luck Deb! I'm all done school clothes shopping- Neener neener!!

Denise said...

What? You don't consider the Mall of America a "vacation destination"? ;-)

barefoot gardener said...

I need a stiff drink after a trip to the mall, too. Good luck with all that!

Deb said...

Lynne- I'm all done now too, and it was relatively painless!

Denise- Mall of America? What's that? :)

My daughter is already begging me to chaperone her class field trip to Underwater World at MOA next spring. We'll see.

Barefoot Gardener- That's why we ate at Applebee's instead of the food court. :)

RuthieJ said...

You're a brave soul Deb....but very smart to go on a weekday and not the weekend!

Floridacracker said...

We get a couple of weeks of tax free back to school shopping down here. Helps a little, but you still wind up with the lighter purse/wallet.

Deb said...

RuthieJ- That's part of the reason I took the day off, to avoid the weekend.

FC- As in, no tax on clothes? Minnesota doesn't have tax on clothing, ever, which may explain why Mall of America is such a popular place to shop. However, they really make up for it on income tax...not nearly as kind as the 1040.