As you may know, I spent last week in Turks and Caicos.
It was gorgeous. Warm and sunny and, aside from the pristine ocean and the hotel pools, dry. Mom and Buried and Detective Munch started our last day in the warm tropical water and ended our last day in the cold, miserable rain outside Newark airport. It was quite the jarring shift, especially when the rain continued all weekend.
Further dampening (NAILED IT!) my mood was the realization that Mother’s Day is around the corner. I was exhausted (vacation with kids is no joke), and had little motivation to leave the house. Especially not in the rain.
But I had to go shopping.
To be honest, I just gave Mom and Buried a dream vacation. And in January I gave her another masculine child. I’m sick of giving her things! But until President Trump abolishes all female-centric holidays and also rights, I’m stuck. So I was forced to get dressed and go out in the rain. On a Sunday!
Thankfully, I teamed up with Sears to make my Mother’s Day shopping easier, and it actually worked! They gave me the gift of convenience.
No joke, I haven’t set foot in a Sears in at least a decade, probably more. Not since I hung out in the suburbs. And, thanks to their new In-Vehicle Pickup service, I still haven’t set foot in a Sears! But I did do my Mother’s Day shopping there.
I went online and found something Mom and Buried will enjoy. Having not shopped at a Sears in ages, I wasn’t sure what I’d find. After all, she probably doesn’t need any Roebucks, whatever those are, and I don’t think she’d appreciate a new set of tires.
To my surprise, they have a bit of everything for moms (see their Mother’s Day section here: Sears.com/AllForMom). We’re are inexplicably going camping (kill me now) this summer, so I almost got her some outdoor gear. She is always breaking her iPhone so I almost got her something to protect it, or maybe just something cheaper than an iPhone! She often complains about not being able to get to the gym with a new baby so I almost got her something to encourage exercising but I didn’t want to get divorced on Mother’s Day. So I ended up getting her some drinking gear, because I know what Mom and Buried likes. (She likes to drink alcohol.)
That part was easy. Unfortunately, it was too late to have it shipped, so I had to go get it. In the rain. And because Mom and Buried was napping – ENJOY THE REST, YOUR MAJESTY! – I had to bring the baby. In the rain.
So you’re damn right I opted to use their In-Vehicle Pickup! I ordered my thing online, chose the In-Vehicle Pickup option, loaded up the kid, drove over to Sears (I was shocked to even find one in Brooklyn!), parked in a special “In-Vehicle Pickup” spot, and opened up the Sears app to tell them I was there. In exactly two minutes – seriously, the app has a timer – some dude came out with my goods! And I was on my way back home. Where Mom and Buried was snoring.
I didn’t have to step out into the rain, I didn’t have to lug the baby’s car seat inside the store or chance the kid getting pneumonia from the rain because Daddy didn’t bring an umbrella. I probably even could have kept my pjs on; the guy who brought my order to me wouldn’t have known unless I said, “Hey man, check out my sweet pjs” but I wouldn’t have done that because that is just weird.
It really was a cool service, and it made my Mother’s Day shopping pretty easy. I mean, at least part of it. If you think Mom and Buried is gonna be cool with just one gift, you’re crazy. Fingers crossed for Donald Trump!
BONUS: Shoppers that use Sears In-Vehicle Pickup for their online purchases between Tuesday, May 3 and Saturday, May 7 are automatically entered for a chance to win a $5,000 Sears gift card! Alternatively, you can also click on and enter the Shop Your Way All For Mom Sweepstakes at Sears.com/AllForMom!