Despite what Tori Spelling acknowledges has been a “challenging” 2023, life goes on.
And so, too, does the holiday season.
Tori shared a little update on her state of mind — alongside a moderately glam selfie.
She’s doing her best to maintain a positive attitude as this time of year “presses on.” We know that it can’t be easy.
“I touched the elf …” Tori Spelling began her somewhat strange caption on Instagram this week.
“Sorry not sorry,” she joked. “Night off.”
“Hey, 25 days is a commitment,” Tori quipped. “Good news … cinnamon and sugar = magic restored. Holiday season presses on!”
If you find Tori’s comments about the shelved elf odd, you are not alone. The “elf on a shelf” seasonal surveillance state weirdness popped up out of nowhere about 15 years ago or so.
Part of the “lore” surrounding this product is that people should never touch it. Parents apparently can move it with tongs under special, emergency circumstances.
Is “elf on a shelf” dystopian? Yes. But then, so is Paw Patrol. Many aspects of our world have improved, but some of our society’s entertainment for young children is bleak.
Now that we’ve explained that for everyone else who is too much of an adult to have ever had an elf upon our shelves but also doesn’t have kids with that experience. …
… The real meat of Tori’s post, for most followers, had nothing to do with her forbidden touching of the elven houseguest.
“Holiday season presses on,” Tori wrote. Those four simple words really highlight the general vibe of Tori’s 2023.
Earlier this year, following months of mystery ailments and hospitalizations for Tori and her family, they had to flee their home.
The culprit behind all of it was a devastating mold infestation. The chronic exposure to spores could continue to exact a toll for years to come.
Living with friends, hotels, and even in an RV were not the only issues of the summer, however. This was just the beginning.
Dean McDermott announced their split on June 17.
After 18 years of marriage, the announcement came as a shock.
They had, by all accounts, been doing so well. Until they very suddenly were not.
Dean would later confess that he had been under the influence when he made the post. This was a recurring problem in their marriage.
He spent much of the summer in rehab. Even now, he resides in a sober living house. That is very encouraging!
Dean’s progress comes too late to save his marriage. But hopefully not too late to save him.