So I found myself in Target yesterday. A quick glance at my calendar told me that it was indeed January 1st. I had to glance at my calendar to check the date because you'd never know it from the inside of Target. There, nestled next to the overstocked Christmas decor and pink and red Valentines gifts were these:
So yes, on January 1st, we are supposed to take down our Christmas lights and slip into a bathing suit. Forget that its raining/snowing/freezing outside. Target says that summer is coming, so you'd better get on it. And you'd better, because these things don't last. Come June when you really need a bathing suit, the only things on offer will be snowboots and down jackets. Cheer up though. Pretty soon, stores like Target will be offering things so early in the season that it will come full circle and in a couple of years, you may actually be able to buy a snowboot in January. But not this year. No, this year you need to cram your doughy, after-holiday body into a teeny tiny bikini before bundling yourself back up in your winter gear and trudging through the slush to your car. Because Target says summer is coming.
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