I am one of those people that loves shopping online. Yes, Amazon knows my doorbell quite well. And my dog has yet to stop barking at all the packages. What can I say? You win some, you lose some. Despite my love of online shopping, I decided to go out to shop this past weekend. One thing that I still prefer to buy in person are dresses. I actually have bought a few online and they always come looking way crappier than the photo online. The material often scratches and there are, at times, loose threads. Thus, I still need to shop in person for clothes. Mind you, I hardly ever try them on. I hate going into the fitting room. I just hate it. And I never return anything. It is too much of a hassle. I have a friend whose past time was that of returning things she had bought. Who has that time anymore? Not me.
So off I went to shop. Hi ho, hi ho. Off to shop I went. This whole week I am going through a nostalgia tour of sorts and it was only fitting to cap it off with such a purchase with my baby.
And even though many stores were closing permanently (i.e Toys R Us, Nine West), I still managed to shop a lot and have a smile on my face. The closing of Toys R Us is scary to me. I remember that store fondly as it was part of my childhood dreams. I suppose it was no longer so for so many. Sigh. I went into Toys R Us, knowing full well that I am likely to never go back to one. My son purchased a Nerf crossbow and I bought Trivial Pursuit 2000s for the nostalgia of it. While the closing of the store is sad news, my purchase made me happy as I was able to go in one last time and buy something just for the nostalgia of it all.
More specifically, my son and I each purchased one last item at Toys R Us. We now will have that as a joint memory going forward.