Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Shopping with Brayden

I was not sure if Black Friday was even possible with three little boys...I am still not sure that it is.

Jeremy left for the morning around 5:00 a.m., I was awake. Then I realized Brayden was wide awake. I got a shower, packed a breakfast for the car, loaded up Brayden's feeding pump for the day, suctioned Brayden's stomach, gave him all his medications, changed and dressed him, printed out more store coupons, woke up Carter and Luke, dressed them, convinced them they could handle shopping because every store we made it through they could have a piece of candy, loaded everyone in the car (almost, had to head back to Brayden's room for a dirty diaper least it happened at home and not the stores) and we headed to the mall all by 6:00 a.m.

We made it to four stores in 3 hours. Brayden's chair seemed to set off every store alarm. I have no idea why, we go to this mall all the time and it has never happened. Once in the stores, navigating through the people was not a problem, it was the isles stacked high and wide with all the items for Black Friday...not many spaces I could get through. Brayden chair was stacked high with the items we purchased. Not a fuss from him, only a couple of seizures and we had to find an isle big enough for him to stretch out his arms and legs during the seizure.

One bonus of taking Brayden, we get front row parking in the handicap spaces.

We made it home and crashed.


Courtney said...

BRAVE woman!

The Henrys said...

You are super woman! I was exhausted after reading what you did before you left the house! I'm beyond impressed that you actually made it through stores and bought stuff! Good job!

Angela said...

You are very brave :)

The VW's said...

WOW! I'm impressed! There was no way that I was braving the stores on Friday, with my four boys! Although, I did go out later in the day with just one of them and that was about all I could handle! Great job Momma! :)

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

You are a brave woman! I have never done Black Friday (with or without a kid in tow).