It is the day before Thanksgiving and unless you plan on cooking a frozen turkey, you are probably pretty well stocked up for the big day.
Sure, there may be the last minute trip to the grocery store, which you pawn off on your hubby since last time you checked sweeping the garage was not a vital part of the holiday prep work. (I am not speaking from experience here at all, just guessing how it might be going at your house).
Here is the reality of the Thanksgiving meal that only moms can truly appreciate.
The moment that Santa appears at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, this day is no longer about turkey and stuffing, because holiday shopping madness has officially begun. Forget packing up your leftovers to send home with Aunt Gertrude, you need to start focusing on everyone’s holiday gift wishlist.
Don’t freak out y’all, but there are exactly 26 shopping days between Black Friday and Christmas Eve. That is not factoring in wrapping time, shipping time, attending the school holiday class party time or you know, general crying in the corner time.
So, we decided to give you Dose Peeps a real holiday doozy to kick off the day of being thankful this year.
Is it possible that one of the things you will be thankful for this year is that this scenario is only hypothetical? Perhaps.
Imagine if you only had two choices for your holiday shopping this year.
Choice One: You must do all of your holiday shopping for every single person on your list by purchasing every single item you need (including stocking stuffers) in stores, in person all on Black Friday. Who has two thumbs and is first in line at the midnight madness, door buster sale? You. Watch out shoppers, this Dose Peep is on a mission. She is not stopping until the last bargain basement, rock bottom priced item has been purchased.
Choice Two: You must do all of your holiday shopping for every single person on your list by purchasing every single item you need (including stocking stuffers) online only on Cyber Monday. No holding up a sweater to figure out whether Cousin Shirley needs a large or an extra-large. No reading the book jacket to make sure that the Civil War book (spoiler alert: the south still loses) will make Uncle Hal happy. It is just you and your computer battling it out for the greatest online shopping deals.
By the way, this is a no-brainer for the Dose Girls. We already do the vast majority of our shopping online. And by vast majority, we pretty much mean all. If we could figure out how to Amazon Prime our way to milk and eggs, we would never need to set foot in a store again.
For instance, Lisa buys all (yes, all) of her laundry detergent online. She and her UPS man are on a first name basis. She thought about inviting him over for Thanksgiving this year.
When Emma needed blush and lipstick for the 3rd grade play, I couldn’t one click my order fast enough. My mail lady only tolerates bringing my daily package deliveries to my door because she knows come Christmas, I will give her something great!
Our biggest downfall in the online shopping arena is that we are terrible at returns. We don’t even return library books on time. I am pretty sure that when you owe the public library $41.72 in fines, you have kept your books too long.
So, we are both in agreement with this particular Would You Rather scenario.
Friday will be found with us kicking back in our jammies, eating our 4th turkey sandwich in a row, and come Monday we will be all over the interwebs shopping until our credit card spontaneously bursts into flames!
What are you all? Which of these two choices would you prefer? And remember, you must choose one or the other. None of this, “Oh, is that my oven timer going off? I don’t think I heard the question. La, la, la, I can’t hear you!”
Black Friday or Cyber Monday?