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Saturday, December 12, 2009


A few things I learned while shopping Saturday:

1. While its appeal totally eludes me, the Snuggie must be incredibly popular because it is sold in every store - even the kitchen store. Why?
2. The fishing demonstration at the Bass Pro Shop is really just a way to sell fishing supplies.
3. Despite its obvious stupidity, the song that goes like this: "Last Christmas I gave you my heart and the very next day you gave it away..." is apparently worth remaking over and over and over again. I think I heard that song sung at least 10 different ways in one day! Why don't they play the Grinch song, or the one about the kid who wants the hippopotamus for Christmas?
4. It is not realistic to expect a two year old to be happy about hanging out in a dressing room with his mom in the Ann Taylor outlet store after shopping all day. He would much rather do just about anything else. (poor guy)
5. We seriously need a double stroller!
We actually spent a couple of hours at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World which is Gigantic! Wow. We went there because they had all kinds of fun and free Christmasy things for kids - a virtual wonderland where you can mail letters to Santa, do crafts, and wait in line for a long time to meet the bearded celebrity. Unless of course one of the elves comes to tell you that Santa needs to take a break but you should feel free to come back in a couple of hours (not that we would know...).
We didn't really mind, though, because there were so many awesome things to see! I was utterly astounded by the size of that place. I haven't been to a Bass Pro Shops since I was a kid, and never at Christmas time. They had multiple waterfalls and aquariums, the usual awesome displays everywhere, and just about everything Christmas.
And, I might add, a very ample handicapped stall in the ladies room with plenty of room for changing diapers, nursing, and the like -although there was no chair other than the toilet. I actually nursed Sophie standing up in there until I heard some poor lady say she was waiting to use the changing table.
This is a total digression, but it got me thinking. Everywhere you go there are handicapped restrooms. But I would be willing to bet there are FAR more nursing moms than wheelchair bound people out in public at any given time. So why are there no accommodations for nursing moms? Even just one semi-comfortable chair in the ladies room would do. Seriously. Oh well.Weston could not get enough of the waterfalls! That kid loves water. I tried taking a picture of him and Jason in front of one, but they all turned out blurry.And you can never get enough of the voracious wild animal displays!What is it about watching fish that is so soothing?
Anyway, it was a fun time. This is Sophie and me standing in line to see Santa (you know, before he ditched us!)


Adriane said...

Just had to agree with you on the remaking of lame Christmas songs. Also I am dying to hear that hippo song. :) Happy Holidays!!

Amy said...

I love random posts like this.

i said...

oooh i love to go there. i had no clue santa did too.

and yes, i'm with you on the mothers spot too!!!!

i said...

sooo....we went to bass thanks to you!!! i loved their set up. ;)

Megan said...

Those baby clothes are ADORABLE!!! Too bad my parents didn't have that kind of taste when I was young--I swear to you, I've seen pictures of Katie and myself that totally made us look like little BOYS. I think it was that whole gender-neutral 80's kick they were on. Yuck. Repeat after me, everyone! "Girls are different than boys--and they should be dressed as such!!!"

Mary said...

The Snuggie has to be the dumbest thing ever.

Your boy might not love shopping but your girl may. My two girls LOVE shopping. Even when they were babies. I love girls:)