Accidental Awesome

I had to go to Home Depot last Saturday. Something I HATE to do. Not going to Home Depot, I don’t mind that so much, it’s the going to Home Depot on a SATURDAY. It’s second it terrible ONLY to Wal-Mart on a Saturday. But I just needed to run in and grab something quick so I thought, Surely I can handle it.

We walked in and the lady at the door said, “Are you all here for the workshop?” Um…no? But then we saw what she was talking about. They had a huge workshop set up with projects for the kids and then they had SANTA there. SANTA!

Evidently they do the workshops the first Saturday of every month. But SANTA! was, of course, new. They gave the kids each their own apron (APRON!) and they built snowmen napkin holders. Probably a project more geared to older kids, but it wasn’t too hard to help them simultaneously. And then? After the projects? SANTA!

Not only that, but since I didn’t have my camera or phone with me (Who knew there would be a photo op in Home Depot?) the employee took pictures and texted them to me!

We will definitely do this again next month. It sounds like all Home Depots do things like this, so you should check out yours. They get a different pin for their apron with every workshop. There were kids there who had dozens of pins! I hope we build up the same collection.

Maybe this will take care of my fear of Home Depot on Saturdays. Or at least of my fear of people wearing orange aprons.

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