Did you know that you can't ship a teensy little bottle of cologne via USPS Priority?
Well, I didn't.
So, after waiting in line for half an hour at the Post Office, with G-Rex in full destructo mode (by this I mean I picked up a million return receipt and customs slips, which were SO CONVENIENTLY placed right in toddler reach) , I made it to the front of the line. I was completely prepared - package taped up tight and addressed, everything in order. The postal worker lady asked me if I had anything fragile.
'Yes, just a bottle of cologne, but it should be okay, it's in bubble wrap.'
'Oh, you're going to have to take that out.'
Come to find out perfume/cologne can't go on airplanes. I called UPS and they wouldn't do it either. I wonder how Sephora and Macy's ship fragrance? They must have a special license or something.
So, here I was, a sweaty mess, but SO VERY CLOSE to having most of my Christmas tasks done - I just needed to ship gifts up to my brother and his girlfriend in Alaska.
Now I need a Plan B. And a tranquilizer. I totally cried when I got into the car. So frustrating.
So, two lessons learned today:
1) Do not take a toddler to the post office unless you want a full upper body workout and a nervous breakdown.
2) Honesty is not always the best policy. If I hadn't said anything, my package would be on it's merry little way to Alaska. Take note, kids.