where's a 24 hour place when you need one?

I spent the last 20 minutes of my life searching for a store that was 1) still opened and 2) had party supplies in stock.

Honestly, is that too much to ask for?

In true Mom fashion, I found myself first at Target then at CVS with only a few moments left before closing.

A co-worker had asked me a few days ago to pick up the goods for another colleague's birthday. And again, as the ever overachiever mom, I said yes. I mean, what else do I have to do with my free time? Nothing like adding on to my to-do list.

Sure I haven't seen Amara in two days.

And yeah I had plans for a little mom's night out at the local wine bar tonight.

But how hard could it be to find this stuff?

Well mom's night went a bit longer than I expected. (I needed an extra glass of wine.)

And before I knew it, I was racing to the stores before the doors were locked on me.

But that left me wondering: where the heck are all the 24 hour places?

I hear of friends in other parts of the country actually buying goodies for Easter baskets, birthday parties, and Thanksgiving dinner at 3 a.m. because it was the only time they could get out of the house.

And here I was hunting down crepe streamers and balloons at 9:59 p.m.

I was afraid my Mom-mobile would turn into a pumpkin at the strike of 10.

I have one open all night grocer by me. But after hitting two stores, I wasn't about to try a third. Plus it was just that, a supermarket. So my chances of let down were pretty great.

So I'm left with some none-exciting supplies. But at least I have some.

I'll just have to use some Mom2Amara magic to make it work.


  1. Remember 'Grease'? With the toilet paper decorations? ;-)

  2. Live on the eastside! We have places open 24 hours! We'd have so much fun, mom2amara! Being the awful friend I am, happy belated anniversary!

  3. check out www.24hourplaces.com


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