Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Better to Light a Candle

Bear has Views.  He's been grumbling about the lack of order in the candles for a while but today he had to act.  Today he decided that he was going to Sort Out the candles.

To be fair, he has a point.  There are a lot of candles in the house.  There are tea lights, Woodwick candles, church candles, scented candles in tins, etc etc etc.  Bear was clear.  We need to get some sort of system and work our way through the candles in a logical order.

A few months ago we cleared out the cupboard in the corner of the room and DH and I made a space just to store candles.  There were some that had been there since before bear was born and there were some recent acquisitions, as Woodwick Candles' UK website had a few half price just after Christmas and that is a deal worth having.  I bought several.  I also always request candles for birthday, Christmas and Mother's Day so they can stack up.

Bear sorted them out in the cupboard, counted them and wrote a list.  We have 143.  This includes multi packs of tealights and a large pack of dinner candles that was an absolute bargain, and quite a few bits that had been pushed to the back of the cupboard and forgotten but it is still a significant number.  I think bear took it personally.  He has decided that we are going to burn all the ones we currently have before we get any more candles.  No excuses.  He immediately started lighting tealights.  As I type I have the last quarter inch of a Hearthwick candle going, a scented candle in a tin and three tealights - as chosen by bear.

Bear learned a valuable lesson.  He already knew about my shopping habits, but he still has to learn the way of the world.  DH brought a surprise home - a tall, lemon scented Woodwick candle.  Bear had not had a chance to share his rules.  However I was impressed at how graciously he thanked his father without a hint that half an hour earlier he had been laying the law down with a firm hand.

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