This is actually a pretty cool field trip; I went on it last year. However, like all of Tgirl's field trips, I find them very emotionally draining and avoid them if at all possible. This year, the hubster was able to go; he loves these things.
In addition to the shopping, they make their own wrapping paper and then bring home all of the wrapped presents right before Christmas break. When Tgirl brought them home, she wanted everyone to open them right away. So we did!
She got Daddy a new tape measure and I got a cooking spoon. Can one ever have enough? I think not.
Most of our fun family events end up with one or the other - or even both - crying. But this was an exception. Tboy actually ran off to wrap one of the gifts he had already gotten Tgirl.
Every now and then, they get along, are happy with each other, and life is good.