This is something that happened to me several years ago when the boys were small…I’ve shared this a couple of places around the web but I thought it fitting to share again. 

So for the first time in my adult life I decided that I would brave Wal-Mart on Black Friday, the deals were just to much to pass up on the budget that I have. So I set me alarm and woke the boys up this morning at 4:30am and we went down. The parking lot was full and so I didn’t even bother to fight for a parking spot and parked in the first spot I found.

When we got into Wal-Mart we found a spot and got into line. I din’t realize that we were right in the line for the Rock Band Bundles that were $50, and that they had limited amounts of them. As it got close to the time to drop the rope the Wal-Mart employees were yelling to not push and be courteous of those around us. I hollered there are kids here to be careful. I told the boys that if they got trembled to drop whoever did it. We also designated a place in the event that we got separated. I told the boys that if we got a Rock Band we got one, but that isn’


t why we were there.



They dropped the rope and we got pushed into the Rock Band throng, I lost the death grip I had on M1’s hand and pulled M2 into me. I was being pushed around and got mad and started screaming to get the F**K off my kids. All the sudden there were 4 Wal-Mart employees there and said we got him and grabbed M2 and pulled him out of the throng. I then had to fight to find M1 as he had been pulled into the throng. I was yelling for him, and at the people that were shoving me that if they stepped on my kid I was going to hurt them, and I hear this yell, I got it mom from below me. I looked down between the legs of the people and there was M1 with his Rock Band for the 360.
I grabbed him and with the help of some employees got him out of the throng and then I planted them in an asile by an employee and went to grab the movies that I was there for. As I was heading back to the boys I felt a tug on my purse and looked down and there was M1 but no M2. I asked him where his brother was and he told me he left him where I left him. I got back there as fast as I could to find no M2. I started asking around and was told that he headed back towards electronics.
I knew that there was no way that I was going to find him in that mess so I asked an employee for help. Luckily for me it was a manager and he immediately called a code Adam and had the people at the doors on alert. After about 10 of the scariest minutes of my life I remembered that I had told the boys where to go if we got separated. I told this to the manager and he had someone go and check and sure enough there was Mat with the Rock Band.
So now Mat hates Wal-Mart and Black Friday, he hates it so much that when Grandpa had to run to Lowes Mat refused to go. He loves to go to Lowes with Grandpa.
I did score however one of Mike’s Christmas presents and so the objective was met.

Written by Heather

Heather has been telling stories her whole life. On the urging of some friends she decided to share her stories with the world. Her first book Second Chance at Forever was released in February from Desert Breeze Publishing

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