Target! A mother's oasis on a school day or a Saturday afternoon. There is coffee, a clean
restroom by the pharmacy, four rows of makeup and nail polish, leggings that
are 2 for $15, housewares that are cheaper than Pottery Barn so that when your
toddler literally eats holes in that pretty pillow you bought, you won’t cry ... and
wine! Good wine! Wine on sale! What mom doesn't love Target? Here are 12 reasons Target is like part amusement park, part heaven on earth for any mom:
My Target Store has a full-service Starbucks right by the front door. Carmel
macchiatos for everyone!
Known as “There goes $30,” the Dollar Spot is chock-full
of seasonal knick knacks, toys for the kiddies and inspiration for crafts and
gifts. Hell, the Dollar Spot is filled with magic! It’s also misnamed, as the
best stuff actually costs $3.
My Target recently added several self-checkout registers. While I generally
eschew such modern technology at the grocery store, at Target it means I can
ring up my purchases without the cashier judging me for my $30 of
Dollar Spot stuff and the four bottles of wine. (They’re for friends! I swear!)
Faux leather, faux suede, washable fabrics! Target knows I have kids.
I love Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware and I page longingly through their
catalogs. Pre-kids, I even bought a few things from them. But now the idea of
spending $1,000 on a piece of furniture or $90 on a pillow
that is not ink-proof or barf-proof makes me shudder. Thankfully, there’s
Target. Faux leather, faux suede, washable fabrics! Target knows I have kids.
In my house, “I need to pick up a prescription at Target” is code for
“See you in a couple of hours, I need a break.” Combine a necessary task like
picking up Amoxicillin for the kid’s ear infection with perusing the new summer
displays? I’m all about it. Plus, the pharmacy staff is really, really nice.
A few years ago, my Target expanded to offer groceries. I’m a mom. I’m tired. It’s
nice to be able to hit one store for all my needs. (And by “needs,” I mean ice
seasons start early, but not obscenely so
I have kids, which means I often lose track of time. By
the time I realize Halloween is only two weeks away, the costumes and candy are
gone from the store. Target is reasonable about their seasonal offerings, thankfully. Thanks to Target, I can be practical and stock up on school supplies in
July and buy Valentine's Day candy in January.
sales, their own credit card and an online app!
Target uses all methods of
marketing to entice me. I particularly love their “Buy 3 of X and get a $5 gift
card.” No, I don’t need three packages of toilet paper, but I got a $5 gift
card to use on myself! Score!
I'm a book nerd. The death of bookstores in my local area means I have to rely on alternative
sources of reading material. Target has a lovely little book section. Being
able to get coffee and a book at the same location is almost like going to the
bookstore for me.
gift for everyone
I can literally do all of my holiday shopping in Target. And
Admit it, you’ve resorted to gift cards for those last
minute gifts for friends and teachers. Target loves us. They put gift cards
right on the greeting card end caps. Card, gift card, boom! You’re done and you
still have time to get a latte.
I mention the wine?
Wine deserves its own bullet. Target knows what I need!
Thank you, Target.
You make this mom’s modest dreams of a peaceful solo outing come true.