The day after Thanksgiving is known as “Black Friday”. The first day of the year that stores profit margins go from “in the red” to “in the black”. It is considered the first official day of shopping for Christmas presents. It is famous for the sales and early morning specials for stores. People buy newspapers for the advertisements and plan ahead over which stores they will go to and may even split it up amongst friends to get better deals from spread out stores. While the best sales are in the early morning on Friday, usually sales of some sort last all weekend.
Since we are moving to London however I was not to interested in the black Friday deals. I was already getting rid of stuff mentality. The problem is that we all woke up early and were bored of things to do around the house by 9 or 10 in the morning. So we went to the outlet stores with L.’s aunt and uncle since they were planning to get some clothes for Christmas presents for their kids. We parked across the street from the mall since the mall parking lot of was full and people were yelling and honking horns for parking spots. I have to admit that it was fun shopping for little kid clothes since we could show it to her (so we know she would like it ) but she wouldn’t remember it by Christmas. We could only take a couple of hours of being bumped around and long lines so we went home and had Thanksgiving leftovers for lunch and decided to go bowling instead of more shopping. (A much better choice.) In the evening I quickly drove over to Target and bought gingerbread house building kits. L. and I had done it twice before and it seemed like a better way to kick off the Christmas season than shopping. Each adult was paired with a kid and we had fun gluing on gumdrops with frosting.