I love Target. They don’t even have to pay me to say that! I have been in a relationship with Target for a long time, but it didn’t get serious until I had my third baby and started staying home. I needed a place to go, get a Starbucks and walk around. It gets too hot here for me to walk outside sometimes, and there isn’t a coffee shop anywhere near me (well, now there is but not back then!) So off to Target I would go. I’d stick the baby in her sling and walk around, drink my chai and peruse the aisles. Sometimes I’d buy something, sometimes I wouldn’t (ok, I fib, I always bought at least something from the One Spot!) but no matter what, my love of Target grew, and grew and grew. It was always there for me, keeping me cool and with some cute new nail polish and was never out of the things I needed. From my time at Target, I’ve seen many types of moms, some happy and some not. Here are just a few of the many types of moms that you can see at Target, have you been any of them?
1. The No Kids Mom:
This is the happiest mom, she is free, kidless and is walking around with a big smile on her face.
2. The “I am never taking you here again!” Mom:
This mom has her kids with her and they are probably not behaving. Often, they are asking her for something in every single aisle she walks down and no amount of coffee will make this trip better. It’s best to stay out of this moms way.
3. The “I can’t believe my kids are being this good” Mom:
This mom also has her kids with her and has a look of awe on her face because she in shock that they are actually behaving. She will be seen rushing through the store because she wants to finish as fast as she can before her good luck runs out.
4. The New Mom:
This mom is carrying a new born baby and is just getting used to taking them places. She will be nervous, but also is beginning to like her new freedom.
5. The Expecting Mom:
This mom is busy filling her wagon with adorable baby clothes and diapers, she also has no idea of what lies ahead for her. In a few months she will transform to New Mom. We wish this mom lots of luck and welcome her to the club.
6. The “Why did I agree to bring you with me” Mom:
This mom has her husband with her and is regretting it. She can’t shop like how she usually does and doesn’t like how her husband keeps asking “do we really need this?”
7. The Professional Mom:
This veteran mom has plenty of kids and this isn’t her first rodeo. While, she would much rather be the No Kids Mom, she knows how to ignore this cries of “Please Mom can I get this?!!! PLEASE!!!!” and gets in and out unscathed.
8. The “How much did you say I owe?” Mom:
This mom can’t even believe she just spent that much. She only needed paper towels, but left paying more that she imagined. Every mom is often this mom (except for the “why did I agree to bring you with me” Mom)
9. The “I just dropped my baby off at school for the first time” Mom:
This mom can be seen strolling around aimlessly, without reason. She may be seen crying a little, but soon this mom will transform into the No Kids Mom, unless of course she is expecting, then she’s a hybrid mom.
I’ll admit it, I’ve been every single one of these moms on the list- what about you, what type of Target Mom are you?