Monday, September 20, 2010

Target practice

Today flat stunk. No other way to put it. Our adoption has reached a new low, and I am emotionally and physically exhausted. However, I now know the meaning of a mother's love and will fight to get our little boy out of Vietnam. They have no idea who they are dealing with.

So, I had to make a run to one of my very favorite stores this afternoon - Tar.get, and while I can usually spend a good hour in there as happy as can be, two separate incidents made me more depressed than when I entered the red bullseyed door.

First, whether I need clothes or not, it's downright irresponsible not to check out the 50% clothing racks when shopping there. I was flipping through the racks - found a super cute dress that will look great with leggings this fall for $10! Then, I found a darling top for $6. When I looked to check the size, I discovered that it was maternity. WTF?

Then, as I was traipsing down the aisles, trying to forget my near miss with a prego shirt, I was accosted on all sides by Halloween costumes, cute toddler t-shirts with "Mommy's little monster" on the front, onesies with "my first Halloween" and Frankenstein socks. It totally crushed me --I felt like I had a bullseye logo on my stomach and an arrow shot me right in the gut.

Luckily, they had plenty of Twizzlers in stock. I have already eaten about a mile's worth.

17 comments:

  1. Baby socks are just CRUSHING!!! I actually cried in a disney store once! like sobbing. I am so sorry to hear about your horrible day, but I know you going to use your mothers love to get your son. He will be wearing the frankensocks soon, but they will look better on your kid.

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  2. Sorry about your craptastic day! Twizzlers can be a total life saver:) HUGS

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  3. Ugh I hate it when Life deals out those little slaps in the face!!!

    My life savers is popcorn...I actually felt pretty crappy last night and ended up eating Popcorn for dinner.

    Keep up that fighting spirit!!!

    Happy ICLW
    #100

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  4. I'm sorry you had a rough day. I hope things look up for you. I can't wait to read more about your journey.

    Stopping by for ICLW ~#42

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  5. So sorry to hear your adoption is complicated, it's so unfair that on top of infertility we have so many other struggles to contend with when trying to grow our families.
    Ugh, I've completely been there, lately my Target trips leave me feeling sad and reminding me of everything I don't have. Sorry to hear you had a rough time. On the flip side I am thankful to have come across your blog because of ICLW & look forward to following your journey:)

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  6. Oh man have I been there. Over and over and over. It's amazing how much your heart can hurt just by seeing something like tiny baby socks...Thank god for candy, right? I'm fairly sure I've eaten my body weight in candy these past few months!

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  7. Sorry to hear about such a rotten shopping trip. I too have mistakenly grabbed a cute shirt only to find it labeled maternity. What a disappointment! I hope your Tuesday was better than you Monday was! Good luck on bringing your baby boy home!

    -Amber, ICLW #124

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  8. Oh, honey. I hope it works out for you (((hugs))) xxx

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  9. Hi from iclw :)
    Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of the baby aisles at stores. I remember I used to get excited walking down one, and now I try to pretend they don't exist. I'm pretty sure those babies on boxes of diapers are taunting me.

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  10. Ohh geesh what a day!

    ICLW #49

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  11. it's the worst when things get you unexpectedly...the maternity section really gets me. i have to bypass it every time.
    but, glad the twizzlers helped!

    happy iclw!

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  12. That always happens to me at Tar. get -- I wish they were better at keeping the clearance maternity stuff ON THE MATERNITY RACK. I'm so sorry about the costumes, too. I hope everything works out with your little boy soon. ICLW.

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  13. So sorry your day was a bad one. I can't walk though the baby clothes asiles at the store at all, so I can relate.

    And yeah, sweets always help my mood too!

    ICLW

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  14. Hope tomorrow's better - with or without the Twizzlers.
    Happy ICLW!

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  15. I buy maternity clothes, and i always feel awkward when i do. like im some sort of poser- but they're cute, the shirts are longer and they are just really comfy.

    i hope you get "your little monster" home soon.

    iclw #66

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  16. I am so sorry, sometimes it just slaps you in the face. Lots of twizzlers are in order!!!
    Thank you so much for you kind comments on my blog. Looking forward to following along with your story.

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  17. I hate when people counter my revelation of my infertility status with "Have you considered adoption?" Like it's this quick, easy fix.

    Confession: I'm TERRIFIED of adoption, because I know just how difficult it can be.

    Hoping for the best with your little one.

    ICLW

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