Oh, what a crappy Tuesday it was. I took Scarlet to Yankee Candle Company Store (and headquarters), which is one of New England’s top five tourist attractions, I believe. It’s actually really cool and really, really creepy. And you can’t get the smell of the candles out of your nostrils and head for hours. I would recommend you never go there while pregnant or hungover. I have done one of those things, years ago, and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.
It was fun, though. We met the “Real Santa” who apparently works there year-round, tinkering in his workshop, making ornaments and talking to people. He’s also a Red Sox fan. Who knew?! We also played with every single toy in the Toy Workshop (sorry, employees), tried to steal candy from the candy world, rode in the boat, rode the plasma car, delighted in our first snowfall of the season, fake of course. I also took pictures of every fake Santa I saw just for kicks. Pictures to follow at a later-this-week blog post. I hope you’ll enjoy my way early festive cheer. We also ate at Chandler’s Restaurant.
Oh, and there was this moment. I walked ahead of her into the place where Santa works and it’s got a gigantic clock that shows the time until Christmas by days, minutes, seconds (82 days, by the way) and there are just toys galore. From floor to ceiling. All kinds of toys. And Scarlet walked in and she just gasped and looked up in awe at the giant Elmo on the ceiling. And everyone walking by her at the time looked at her and just paused and smiled. It was magical.
Then things went downhill. Scarlet wouldn’t take a nap. She also forgot that she’s been successfully potty-trained for about a month now. I know she’s only two, but when you get used to life without your child peeing her pants, well you get a little spoiled. Then my computer wouldn’t work. Then my camera auto-focus wouldn’t work and it’s brand new and I had the manual open for ages and finally figured out a good fix. Then my phone died. This happens a lot. New iPhone, I will be buying you. Then, probably the saddest thing happened. I knew I was going to be published on BlogHer today but there were some technical difficulties and it wasn’t happening so I wasn’t excitedly telling people. I was just hanging out in the cold rainy, pee-stained, no-napped toddler, broken technical devices waiting place. Luckily, some awesome and complimentary BlogHer employees rushed in and saved the day. And I got published under the “What’s Hot” section. Before the iPhone announcement came out, I was even on the homepage! And number one in the “Life” section. Oh, how merry today became.
And all I can think to do is quote “Teen Witch.” Come on, you remember that amazing movie, right? The song “Top That.” “I’m hot and you’re not…” And those of you who know me know it’s a laugh for me to say things like, “I’m hot.” But today. Today, I am. BlogHer said so and they never lie.
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So look for me. Whether I’m still under “What’s Hot” or if enough world news have downgraded me to “What Was Hot Yesterday,” here is the link to my article below in red. You may have read it here in my blog, but read it again on BlogHer. Let them know they haven’t wasted their time on me. I hope.