Last night after going to the YMCA and walking for about 45 minutes and then coming home and helping hubby finish up dinner and then the girls and I cleaning up the kitchen, then she tells me.
Okay, you gotta figure at this time, I'm thinking ok, everything's done and now I can relax and watch Survivor. But nooooooo. KJS informs me that we're supposed to fill a shoebox for a child that's due today! What!?! And you're just now telling me? But mom, I thought I did tell you. No, no I haven't heard a thing about this and it's due tomorrow?! Now mind you, it wasn't the giving something to a child, it was the late notice that got to me.
So, what did I do? I sat down and watched Survivor. (I don't know why I like this show, but for some reason I do and it's one of the few shows I watch all the time).
After it was over, I decided I better do something about the box. So first of all I looked around the house for a shoe box. Fortunately, we had one. And then I looked to see if we had anything to put in it. The only thing I had was a couple pencils that hadn't been used and some floss. Don't think a little child is only gonna want only those, so into the van I went and off to Walmart.
Now I don't know about you, but I seldom go out at 9:30 at night anymore. I guess I am getting old. Anyway, off I went and guess what. I had a really good time being out by myself and shopping for a few minutes. Who knew shopping at Walmart at 9:30-10:00 at night would be so nice (no crowds, no waiting)
I bought some socks, hair clips, crayons, coloring books, 4 little babydolls (awww they were so cute), SpongeBob toothpaste, light up toothbrushes, Crazy8's Cards, 2 bottles of shampoo, some bars of soap, and a notebook with a cute puppy on it (to go with the pencils at home). I think that's about all. The box was full.
My prayer is that the Lord will bless the little child that receives this box and that she will have fun playing with the baby dolls and using the other stuff. Hopefully, through this she'll learn that the Lord loves her and will take care of her. Plus I got a blessing because I had fun getting to buy for a little girl again!
KJS thanks for the opportunity to do something for someone else, but next time could you let me know just a little bit earlier?
God love our kids:) AND praise be for Wal-Mart!ReplyDelete
I've had to do some late shopping several times. You're right; less people and no waiting, but the problem I run into is that they are restocking so the big palets are in the way and the shelves are depleated of some of the items I need. I think early is better. Yeah, I know . . YOU didn't have a choice! :)
I'm sure the little girl will just love what you chose!
Isn't Walmart a hole different world late..you should try Krogers at 130 am.. No one..Almost got killed by a stock cart but everyone needs excitement..ReplyDelete
Boy do I remember those days! You know you are right sometimes it is nice to get out when no one else is and do some quiet shopping. I know that child will be blessed by what you gave! What would we do without Wal-Mart and Target?ReplyDelete