the kids section

We had our first experience with the kids section at Target.  Let’s just say, it was humbling…wait, no…disorienting.  It kinda felt like when you go to the grocery store but forget a list and just wander down each isle trying to pick out the things you think you need.  We had a list.  But it was virtually useless against the tidal wave of merchandise we were wading into.

Our meandering started in the clothes section where overly cute graphic T’s graced each rack.

Buying diapers is especially confusing if you don’t really know how big your baby is.  We know 11 months, can stand with the help of a table, has a couple teeth, etc.   But apparently it helps to know how much the kid weighs.  And even though Debby [she hasn’t picked a grandma name yet] was with us she made clear that it’s been a few decades since she’s been down this isle.  Sorry mom.

 By comparison, diapers were pretty easy though.  It was the toys, food and accessories isles that brought us to the realization of how ill prepared we were for this trip.  

Girls have a way of blurring the lines between what color schemes work for boys or girls, and so does Target.  There were at least a few times that the question “which one?” was asked and each time I had to say, “Uhhh….the one that’s for a BOY”.  

We don’t even know if we got everything we need for the trip but we did get a crash course in grabbing baby gear.  Let’s just say it was  somewhat successful but mostly of fun.  Either way, we better be ready because we leave for Ethiopia in 5 days!