Saturday, January 24, 2009

A shoppers best friend....

Can I just say that sometimes, I am grateful for the invention of handheld gaming systems?

Just the other day I learned from Alisha on Good Things Utah that Dillards was having a 75% off boots sale. Since I was in need of some dressy black books, Zack and I immediately headed over to the mall, normally a place of horror for an almost 6 year old.

We entered the shoe department to behold rack after rack spilling over with designer boots, in no particular order. I had my work cut out for me. Zack happily settled into a comfortable chair with his Nintendo DS and earphones and I was off!

I must have tried on 50 pairs of black boots in the sizes between 7 1/2 and 8 1/2 during the next hour. I finally settled on a classic knee high pair that will hopefully be in style longer than the faux leather pair I last bought.

I must say it was the best shopping experience I have ever had with Zack in tow. He didn't run around, hide, get lost, lay on the floor and roll around, climb a shelf, whine, cry, yell, pout or ask when we were leaving once! He even watched my giant purse for me so I could peruse unhindered by it's weight.

I had a similar experience the other day at the grocery store. From now on, we are saving his Nintendo time for shopping!

6 comments:

SalGal said...

That, and the free cookie from the bakery dept. at the grocery store, is every mother's best friend!

Tash said...

awesome! Yes I do not even go shopping anymore I just throw clothes in my cart at Target and Costco. It is a really sad life! JK PS I love that you blog and we can keep in touch.

The Haights said...

I am SO SO jealous! I totally need to get one of those then. I guess I would need two or three actually or then while I was shopping, all I would hear would be fighting over whose turn it was to play.

A side note: I hate shoe shopping because I have HUGE feet. It's not fun.

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LindseyFae* said...

You're in trouble because you didn't call me. I miss seeing your smiling face twice a week!! But, if Bentley has any of Jesse's nintendo genes than I definately know the d.s. will do wonders, But if she has my shopping genes, I guess I won't need to!

Tom said...

Wow, I just went looking for black dress boots too. I have always wanted some. We were at Dillards also. I tried on two pair and bagged the entire idea. Bridger had practically rearranged the entire shoe department and Jesi was so ready to GO do what she wanted to do! I am glad you had better luck than me. Maybe when they are a little older a Nintendo DS may not be a bad idea. A friend at Tom's work bought one for his son. The rule is that he can't play it at home. Only on road trips, waiting for Mom etc. I loved it!