I did it for the first time. Wow what crowds. What’s even crazier is that my 5 year old daughter went with me. Chris dropped me off in Greenville to go shopping with my Mom. Arianna begged to stay. We told her we were going Christmas shopping and would be up most of the night. We also told her that if she went, we wouldn’t be able to buy any presents. The lure of being with Yaya and Mommy won out over presents and sleep. Arianna was amazing. She stayed up all night without complaining or whining a single time.
We began the shopping at Toys R Us at 11:30pm and kept right on shopping until 8am. Arianna fell asleep in the car around 5:30am. She didn’t whine not a single time. She had a great time! I didn’t think she would make it the whole night but she proved all of us wrong! What a trooper…Here are the funny pics I took with my cell phone on our expedition. They are from later on in the night when she was getting sleepy…
On our stop by Old Navy at 3am (in hopes of getting Lego Rock Band), we bought a coat, socks and hat for Ari. She didn’t have any (because she was supposed to be back home in her warm bed).
This is Arianna after Kohls (5:30ish).
This is Arianna in JcPenneys around 6:30am.
The crowds were crazy, the lines were long, but the company was unbeatable. I had a blast spending the night with Arianna, my Mom and my Aunt Barbara!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!