Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I Might Be Addicted

Just for a minute, I want to laugh at the fact that I am actually embarrassed when the clerks at Target see us coming - because we are there a few mornings a week due to our preschool schedule. As you all know well, my girls and I frequent the local Target(s), Chickfila's, and parks on school mornings. I know, we are really exciting - try to contain yourself.

But yesterday, I almost kept my sunglasses on when we walked through the doors so they didn't know I was there...yet again. Like sunglasses are going to disguise me and my crew. Geez, good thing I don't work in undercover operations. I actually thought, "Maybe I should go to the Target south of town."

I know, I can't believe I'm admitting that. I think confessing this to you all takes our friendships to a new (funny) level - we're friends for the long haul now people. Come rain or shine...or Target rehab. Don't be afraid. :)

I thought I'd post this poem again, I wrote it over a year ago. Am I really the only one???

The morning is crazy,
And the babies are tired.
I’m needing some coffee,
And my 3yr olds are wired.

Off in the distance,
There is a small sign of hope.
That big Red bulls eye,
That always helps me cope.

The doors pull open,
And there’s a feeling of peace.
Target and Starbucks,
“Mommy, your favorite!” says Reese.

Your deals draw me in,
Like a new wide eyed pup.
And now there is the new Target brand,
The affordable, Up & Up.

I try to stay focused,
Stay true to my list.
But we all know the holiday candy aisle,
Can never be missed.

I cruise the end of the aisles,
Where the best deals are found,
“Perimeter shopping”,
I am red sticker bound.

So off to the checkout,
Where the cashiers know us well.
Do you love Target like we do?
Oh please, do tell!

13 comments:

Sarah Halstead said...

Ha ha, that is hilarious! If I had a target close I am sure I would be there often. Loved your poem!

Natasha said...

Kate,
What a great poem! Target should be happy to have such a loyal following, they need to put you all in a commercial!!
Target Fan too,
Natasha

H-Mama said...

we {heart} us some tarjet, too. :) cute poem!

Lenae said...

Big city living has somewhat derailed my old habits (pesky traffic and confusing interchanges!), but back in Georgia our routine was identical to yours (CFA, Target, park, baby!) Don't be ashamed :)

Lora Beth said...

We LOVE Target but just moved to Alaska and Target is a journey to get to ( you have to fly or take a ferry for 3 days)so I am so sad! When I told my 4 y/o dd that there was no target she said " you have to be kidding me"

Nikki said...

My husband and I made a bet several years ago. When I lost, I had to stay out of Target for a month. Yes, I know what you're talking about. As a matter of fact, I was there last Friday, and the clerk helping me asked how my babies were doing...and I didn't have any of my children with me! And I wasn't buying diapers. She obviously recognized me from being there so often!

wonderchris said...

When I think of Target I think of you! :D

*Target Love*

Laura said...

That is a great poem! haha, love it.. I'm addicted too!

The Trousdell Five said...

You are hilarious, I love your poem. As a Canadian, I have serious Target envy and am jealous you can go any time you like. It is at the top of my list when heading to the States!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

Three minutes...that's how long it takes us to get to our Target...to see our silver haired friendly morning clerks!
Target should seriously give you some sort of huge honorarium for writing such a cute and hilarious poem!

becky said...

Don't be ashamed--that place is the best. I'm pretty sure your ladies would miss it if you stopped going, too.

Stacey @ Tree, Root, and Twig said...

You, my friend, are not alone! :)

Tabitha said...

I am this person! Haha The Target employees have known me for years!