Monday, September 19, 2011

It's NOT even October

On our way to a birthday dinner at my father in law's house toady, we had to make a quick trip in Target to pick up a few things I forgot. It should have taken less than ten minutes to get in and grab the three items I had on the list. Maybe if I had not taken the kids and the hubby in.

After grabbing the last item and summoning my herd to follow me to the front of the store, Little E asked if we could go see the spooky stuff. I knew he meant the Halloween decorations. He wasn't going to get it out of his mind.

Thanks to the Target marketing agents, they already have the hanging decorations in plain view when you enter the doors. So my two Halloween holiday lovers were screeching "booo! boo!" through the isles.

I figured what the heck, why not. I need to get ideas for their costumes anyways.

We managed to get to the isles, which they have also strategically placed near the toy department and electronics not before my husband stopped at two end caps to browse through movies and stereo equipment.  The two places I try to avoid when having my husband and children with me.

As soon as the kids and I were strolling down the costume isle, my husband disappeared again into the electronics black hole. After several passes through the costumes we made our way over to the decorations. I LOVE fall decorations. Cute pumpkins, not so spooky ghosts, yellow and orange fall leaves and not so spooky witches.

My husband had joined us again by the time I had found the cutest pumpkins and table decorations. I was hoping to find more isles to rummage through and asked my hubby to go one isle over. He came back chuckling and told me, "nope. Can you believe they already have Christmas decorations over there?" Seriously?

Summer isn't really over, not in this part of the country. We're still hitting the 90's here. They can't even wait until October 1st! So I'll actually bet that maybe they'll put their Halloween stuff on clearance sooner so they can move in the mass quantities of Christmas displays, decorations and holiday cheer into those isles. We'll soon see.

I did discover what I'm dressing the kids as. I'll bet you want to know. You soon shall see. 


Queen Bee said...

I already brought two or three kids their costumes. I can't believe how fast it goes up, ours is right after labor day and I mean right after. I can't keep up. It's crazy! I can't wait to see what you and they have picked this year. Diva's is the only one I still have to go find.

Kristen said...

Hi Tiffany, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I didn't realize who you were because I saved your blog under the name in your URL and haven't had enough caffeine to connect the dots yet this AM ;-)
Target is like a drug. I want it, need it, crave it. I think they put something in the popcorn maker that makes us think we all just love the smell of the popcorn but it really is some other drug we can't get unless we go there ;-)