I started my day by taking on a new challenge. I was offered and accepted a position as the Human Resources Manager for The Mommies Network, a 501.c.3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing a place for mothers to receive safe, free, mom-to-mom support (www.themommiesnetwork.org). What a great way to start the day! Granted, it doesn’t pay, but it’s great for my resume!
The weather around here has been blah lately. I decided I couldn’t handle being stuck in the house today, so I decided we would head to the mall for our annual visit with Santa.
My daughter has been asking to get her ears pierced. Hmmmm… Good idea or bad? After trying to leave the mall without doing it, she started crying asking about getting her ears pierced for her birthday. So, we scurried back to Claire’s, where we wandered around in an empty store for at least 5 minutes before someone can slithering out of the back. Not a friendly lady. Of course, there was only one person working in the store. That wasn’t going to work. Next stop, Piercing Pagoda. Also, only one employee. Crap. It was going to be 3 pm before either had a second person available. It was only 1 pm. Next stop, Extreme Play. I figured we could waste some time there, and we did.
Back to Piercing Pagoda. What the heck does that mean anyway? I know what a pagoda is, but what does it have to do with piercing? Anyway… She looked like a deer in the head lights while I signed forms, picked out ear rings and paid ($40! – At least the piercing was free). I think the pictures will say the rest all on their own.
Lots of tears. For about 2 minutes. Then she got a sucker and was fine. She loves her new ear rings, and I don’t think any permanent damage was done. Hopefully, all will be forgotten in a few days.