Yesterday I went to Toy'R'Us to finish up our Christmas shopping. It sounds a lot simpler than it is. Toy'R'Us is an hour train ride their and then another hour back plus the insane lines and store packed with Spaniards who should be working. I went at 10am on a Tuesday. Isn't that part of a normal work week? Oh'well. I was happy. Kidless and shopping for Christmas. It's hard to get better than that.
My plan was to get an exersaucer for Joaquin and a desk for Stella. As soon as I saw the size of the exersaucer box I knew I had to change my plans. It was huge. Remember I live in a city and don't have a car. So whatever I buy I have to haul back home. This limits some things. So I settled for a walker because its box was only half the size of the other box but still huge. I'm actually really excited about it. Then I found Stella a princess desk. I also flipped through the ad to see if they had any good deals. I found a couple. The ad said "Ahorra 20Euros" I thought wow what a sweet deal this toy usually cost about $50 and I'm going to get it for 20 euros. I was really excited. When I got home after lugging everything and hiding it I told Drew about my great find. I showed him the ad and he laughed. I'm wasn't sure what was so funny until he explained that Ahora = right now but Ahorra = save. So I bought the toy for 50 euros and not 20. All I have to say is that was some pretty tricky advertising. Ugg. I wish I could read in spanish!
Yes, I have another "I wish I could read story."I was buying groceries today and got really excited when I found a package of chocolate covered cherries. I love these. Especially the kind my grandma makes. They're the best. Anyways, I bought them and couldn't wait to get home and try them. When I did I knew these where nothing like my grandma's. After looking at the package I found out that they are chocolate covered cherries in Liquor. Oops.