Back in the Dark Ages of my youth, I would eagerly anticipate the arrival of the Sears Roebuck catalogue. Catalogues, in general, weren’t nearly as pervasive as they are today and Sears was the Grand-Daddy of them all. That baby was huge. And, with its giant toy and youth chapters, I spent countless hours lying on my belly on the floor of our living room flipping through it page by page by page.
(Yeah, yeah. Bring it. Lonely only child? Perhaps.)
I discovered yesterday that there’s a new “Sears Roebuck Catalogue” in town. For modern-day children. It’s called the Yankee Candle catalogue and it rocks. Nearly every page has a “rub and sniff” candle for the kiddos. I’m not kidding when I tell you that Big and Little Brother spent nearly 45 minutes with it during the horrible post-nap but pre-dinner witching hour. Rubbing, smelling, taking turns, commenting, flipping the page, choosing favorites and….not arguing.
I’m thinking about ordering a boatload of candles I really don’t need. In part, as thanks to and recognition for the brilliant smelly pages idea. In part, to ensure they keep sending me catalogues!