You are my favorite of all stores. I do heart you. However, I am downright upset and frustrated with you at the moment.
Two weeks ago I was happily perusing your lovely aisles. Something I do quite often. I had a small list of items I needed to purchase that day, though I never leave you without a few extra goodies thrown in for good measure.
There was the Transformers birthday present, along with card and gift bag. Some cute Valentine's Day socks I bought for R. They were in the $1 section, no less! She and I were both thrilled.
I rifled through the sock bin, looking for her size. As I was thinking of her feet, it dawned on me that she had grown out of her snow boots from the year before. The shoe department was my next stop.
I hated the idea of having to buy boots, as the past few years have yielded only small amounts of the white stuff, but I also didn't want to be caught off guard. I needed something to keep my little girl's feet toasty and dry.
I started going up and down the aisles of girl's shoes. Sneakers, sandals, and flip flops. Hmmm, maybe I missed them. I retraced my steps. More flip flops, oh and swim shoes. I looked across the way, bathing suits and terry cover ups, as far as the eye could see.
Not one stinking pair of boots. NOT.ONE!
I know people go on vacation in the winter. Most go to warm, tropical places. I know they may need a swimsuit or two. Maybe a new pair of slip-on shoes.
BUT IT'S JANUARY, PEOPLE. JANUARY IN JERSEY!
It is neither warm nor tropical here. It's freaking cold out. It's snowy, icy, and wet. I should be able to buy my daughter a pair of snow boots.
I can't wait for summer either, but please, can you at least wait until March next time?