Surviving Christmas car parking…
There are some things parents have to endure in life; the pain of stepping on a piece of Lego, bad coffee from your favourite café and the end of each episode of Chicago Fire.
But there is, surprisingly, something that is worse than having to say goodbye to Taylor Kinney and Jesse Spencer for the Christmas break.
Christmas car parking.
And with the biggest shopping period of the year in full swing, just writing about it makes me wince.
Throughout the year these innocent little concrete structures seem harmless enough.
Fast forward to December and it resembles scenes from the Hunger Games.
There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING, more ferocious and fearless than a parent at Christmas time in a shopping centre car park. Unless of course it is a parent at Christmas time in a shopping centre car park that hasn’t had their morning coffee. They win.
As a seasoned shopper, I have some tips, tricks and observations that have gotten me through car parking dilemmas of Christmas past.
Either during school drop time if you don’t have kids or just after school drop off if you do. Anything post 9.30am can result in a ‘bring on the biff’ scenario. For anyone that has a life outside of Christmas shopping and actually has stuff they have to do in the morning then, well, good luck. Yep that’s all I’ve got. Good luck.