There seems to be a misconception that, as a parent, you have to spend at least 25% of your waking hours at Target or the like. I’ve even heard the occasional person list “close to Target and Panera” right up there with “good school district” and “low crime rate” as a reason they bought their current home.
|That’s debatable. But the point is I came here for socks.|
For me this isn’t true. It’s not that I have anything against Target in particular it’s just that I try to avoid stores where it’s possible to go in needing a toilet brush and come out having spent $147 on thoroughly un-unique wall decor, Christmas decorations, and pajama pants. When asked about my hobbies, I want to be able to say something cool like “I train for races, volunteer at domestic violence shelters, and do subversive cross stitch” not “I camp out in front of Target when they release new ‘Missoni for Target’ children’s items and have *the* latest mass produced throw pillows.”