If I'm being totally honest, I never meant to take my kid Black Friday shopping. It wasn't like I said "gee, let's take my 7-year-old out to the mall on the cray-cray-craaaziest day of the year because we really need a cheap TV." But when I realized I had no sitter for the Friday after Thanksgiving, I pondered: what was the worst that could happen? I'd drive to the mall, realize I was out of my ever-loving mind, and end up turning the car around and driving home?
My husband was at work. I wasn't. So I decided to risk it.
Folks, I survived Black Friday shopping with a child! And it really wasn't that bad. So if you're stuck in the same boat this holiday season, allow me to offer a few tips on making it manageable!