So it’s been about 2 months since I’ve ventured out to the mall with my 2 year old. Having more energy than usual today, I decided to give it a whirl. I’ve been dying to get to Yankee Candle because I got an awesome buy 1 get 1 free coupon and because my house has recently been smelling of dirty diapers and smelly clothes.
I decided to go through my usual entrance: Macy’s Children. I’m truly surprised that a wanted sign with my picture is not already posted on their door, or that security isn’t standing there waiting to kick me out the moment I arrive due to my son’s previous acts of destruction at that mall. Every single time I leave that mall it is holding a screaming, kicking child with one hand, while trying to maneuver a stroller with the other. Mind you their doors are not automatic.
But anyways, this time was no different. Consistency is definitely not a problem in this household… Just getting him into the stroller was a struggle after he had a meltdown over wanting to see the trolley. Once inside I did manage to get to Yankee Candle where he insisted on smelling every candle on the shelf. The sales lady looked like she was going to pass out when she saw him grab a candle off the shelf. I, too, was on the verge of a meltdown over the prospect of having to pay $22.99 for each broken candle that I couldn’t even use. I picked two random candles that looked like they would do the trick: Cider Donut and Vanilla Cupcake. After fleeing the mall I got home and looked at my choices (and smelled them for the first time!). One pictured four scrumptious looking donuts and the other a yummy looking vanilla cupcake with sprinkles. Funny how on the verge of a meltdown my instincts grabbed things that pictured junk food. So my unconscious mind associates trouble with junk food… I think I might be on to something :)