Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Target special - free therapy

Today I left the house by m-y-s-e-l-f. Did you get that? Read the last two words again - by myself. I ran errands, browsed the homeschool section of the library and perused the clearance shelves at Target without having to worry about another human being.

No one had to go potty.

No one wanted a drink of water.

No one asked to go look at the toy section.

It was an hour of heavenly peace and quiet as I wandered about and thought of nothing in particular. Not answering 2,897 questions in the span of one hour was a relief to my weary brain.

Window shopping at Target = free mommy therapy. Hmmm...maybe I need to get out more.


  1. HEY, I went to Target by myself today too! how weird.

    and yes, it was heavenly. Also a weird statement, but all moms know what I mean.

  2. HEY, I went to Target today too (and Kohl's and Berean Christian Store and Meijer Grocery) with FOUR KIDS!!! But I'm not bitter. NO! ;)
    Sounds delightful! Good for you! Does your Target have a Starbucks at the entrance? I can't drink and shop, but it's a nice treat to get a latté one on the way out (as long as I don't have to share!) :)

  3. Dear Ang,
    I'm obviously in a different stage than you my dear friend. With my children being 20, 17 and 14 I find myself asking them if they want to go to Target with me. I enjoy visiting with them as we shop. I do remember the errands with them when they were small. Seems just like yesterday. : )

  4. I'm with Julie, I MISS my son going with me(notice I said one, if I had 3 or 4 it would be a different story!)....

  5. Angela, I hear you! Having four (12, 9, 8, 2) myself I, too, get giddy over a Target trip alone. How many times has paul called me and asked, "Did you fall in?" My answer... "No, but I have perused every aisle including the automotive section" savoring the delicious cadence of step, step, look. step, step, look. no toes to run over, no backs to run into, no one climbing on the end of the cart, no repetition of, "if you can't see me, i can't see you and for you to stay safe..." aaaaahhhhh. it's almost as good as going to the spa or taking a bubble bath!! :)
    amy d

  6. Amen! We all need those times. I never understood the luxury of a little thing like shopping alone til my little one came along. sigh


  7. "target therapy" is the best kind! :)

    Thanks for the 'new blogger' tips on my post!

  8. Sometimes the simplest things make the biggest difference, don't they?

  9. I love that type of therapy! I'll even take Walmart (not my favorite - but it will do) - as long as I'm by myself! :)
    Hmmm . . . and my husband wonders why it takes me so long at the store! :) hee,hee.

    Lori :)


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