So I truly used to love Black Friday. I had traditions and planned for weeks before hand. I don't know if it the stores opening on Thanksgiving or maybe my kids getting older but I don't really care anymore. I can't see leaving my family on Thanksgiving to go and buy stuff. I remember I would leave the house around midnight and go to Denny's for breakfast with the ads and my sister. We would decide together what the first store would be. We would be in line somewhere around 2-3am.
My favorite memory was going by myself one year and standing in line at Toys R Us for some stupid "lab" that my son wanted that I couldn't afford on a normal day. I actually got him one and I was so broke and so happy to finally be able to get him something he wanted. If it hadn't been over half off I wouldn't have been able to get it.
The last time I think I actually enjoyed it was around 7 years ago when Target had CDs for a ridiculous price so I bought like 15 of them.
It doesn't seem to be about kids stuff or family time anymore. Its all electronics and opening during family time. I'm not sure if I will be able to muster up enough caring to even go out this year.