Christmas Shopping with Kids

11/23/2016










If I have the chance, I love to shop by myself. It can be so relaxing to wander through stores, coffee in hand, and not have to worry about anyone else. However... it's clearly not always a possibility, and sometimes, shopping with kids in tow can be extra special.

Last weekend we took an impromptu trip to Pineridge Hollow, and first on our agenda was their beautiful general store. Every square inch was decorated for the holidays, and they were offering complimentary hot apple cider and cookies which really made shopping more enjoyable for these two! And me too, of course - shopping is always better with a drink in hand!

We needed to pick out a tree topper as our old one met with Miss Poppy's less-than-gentle-hands. After seeing all the cute decorations, we also let the kids each choose an ornament. Poppy picked a tiny snow globe, and Soren a small white deer. He kept repeating that we need to make this an annual tradition, and I think he's right. It's funny how a store like this would have terrified me a year ago... lots of breakables and toddlers are not a good mix. But at three and five, they listen pretty well and can generally be counted on to behave like decent human beings. On good days, at least:)
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