Once a upon a time ago, I thought the road to hell was paved with good intentions, then Easter time came and thought Hell was all about the Peeps donuts.
But now that it is Christmas time here, I found a new layer of Hell from none other then Princess Lily!
You most likely by this point are asking what could be that awful that I could refer to Hell, Christmas and Lily pretty much in the same paragraph.
Well, I will more then gladly set the scene for you.
It was a Monday about 2 weeks out of Christmas. I worked all morning while Lily was in nursery school and thought I would get a jump start on my Christmas cards by going to the post office after I picked her up.
My mom (or grandma) was with us and figured they could wait in the car while I ran QUICKLY (my first mistake) into our local post office for stamps.
That was my first grand mistake waiting until 2 weeks before Christmas to do this errand and right around lunchtime nonetheless.
The Dreaded Layer of Hell or The US Post Office….
As soon as I entered the post office (or one of the layers of hell), I found myself standing on a line longer then a kid trying to do word problems the Common Core way!
No joke, there was two people checking out a line of 20 or so post office customers for all such tasks, as mailing packages to the smallest like myself just wanting to buy a couple of books of stamps.
I stood on the line and text messaged my mom to let her know what was going on. Thankfully Lily and my mom were fine and warm in my heated car.
Forty minutes later in this Post Office induced layer of Hell, I got up to the counter, where I was shown the Christmas themed stamps.
And then Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer Made His Appearance…
I decided on the Rudolf the Reindeer themed stamps, as both my girls are just loving the reindeer with the red lit up nose this year more then ever.
I thought this would please them to no end to have him on our Christmas card envelopes (what was I thinking?!).
By the way, I was informed for these stamps, I could only purchase books of 20. I needed 50 or so, but if I were to do 50, I could only do 40 of Rudolf stamps and have to break up the last 10 with something else. I opted to do 60 and most likely be sending out Emma’s birthday thank you cards in July with the leftovers (hey I don’t mail much these days!).
I make my purchase and am on my way (seriously 40 minutes and took me less then 2 minutes to make my purchase).
Back in the car….
I return, where I inform Lily about the Rudolf stamps.
The whole car ride home, I hear Lily asking, “When can I see the Rudolf stamps?”
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Rudolf Stamps or Hell on Earth?….
Once home, I finally show them to her and I as I am putting them back in the envelope, I see Lily’s whole face drop.
About 5 minutes of me asking to find out, she wanted a Rudolf stamp, because she thought it was something she could play with. Even after another 5 minutes of explaining that I needed them to mail our Christmas cards out, she still was inconsolable.
I laughed so hard I was crying.
Yes, I am a terrible, mean mommy. But still I just couldn’t help it. Because she seriously thought I bought her $60 worth of Rudolf stamps to stick all over the place and play with!
The Reality of of the Rudolf Stamps….
By the way, it took me a day to get to the bottom of this conundrum, when I was sitting in the car before taking Lily to pre-school during a Nor Easter rain storm (yes sadly all I was missing at this point was Noah and his Ark!).
It was then that Lily asked to see my tattoo.
For the life of me, I had no clue what she was talking about as I don’t have a tattoo and have never had one to be honest.
Finally she asks in her little sheepish voice, “But I want to see where you put your Rudolf tattoo!”
Yup, Princess Lily thought I kept all the Rudolf Stamps for myself and tattooed myself with them.
Again, I couldn’t make this up if I tried. And this latest Princess crazed installment was brought to you all because I wanted to mail out my Christmas cards to family and friends!!