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!