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A Fun Day, With A Little Surprise

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Fun Day, With A Little Surprise

Today was a rather unplanned eventful day - for my 7 year old.

The day started off rather uneventful.  My husband leaving for a couple hours for the fire department to pick out holiday shifts he will work this year.  While he was gone I tried to get some work done ~ but the kids were not very cooperative with allowing that to happen. 

When hubby arrived home I got my work done and then hopped in the shower for some much needed R & R.  Since my twins were born I've had some issues with anxiety attacks and had to go on medication a little over a year ago.  Today I just felt very stressed.

After my shower we took the kids to the library and then our oldest (Megan) asked if we could go to the mall.  There are some play areas there, and although we knew it would be crowded, we couldn't think of a better idea.  When we got there it was way too crowded for the kids to play.  Big kids running over little kids - not good.  We decided to go walk around the mall instead.

We didn't get to far when we started to go past Claire's.  Megan stopped to look at the earrings.  A friend of hers has a pair from there that she wanted to see.  We kept on going and then my husband suggested go in to Von Muar to look around since she likes to look at the earrings in there.  I advised him of her wanting to see her friends earrings in Claire's so we went back there.

Megan has been wanting to get her ears pierced for a long time.  We've been pretty adamant about waiting until she's 8 to get that done.  But we had decided a little while ago that we would allow her to get them pierced in early present for her First Communion. 

While at Claire's Megan quickly found a lot of earrings she liked.  So Rob and I decided to let her get them pierced today if she wanted to.  I was getting kind of excited for her and really just wanted it over with!  :-)  Megan said yes and before you knew it she was in the chair.  While she was sitting there, unbeknown to her - there was a rather large crowd of people in the window behind her watching plus those watching in the store.  Part of that crowd was a group of young boys.  Some of them came in to watch - one of them remarking how she was going to cry.  I quickly told him to shhh!

Megan got her eaIMG_3852rs pierced without even flinching.  No tears at all.  When it was done everyone started clapping.  That's when Megan turned around and saw all the boys clapping for her.  They were all actually very cute.  Megan got down from the chair to come over and hug me and was shaking like a leaf.

It was a really nice surprise.  I love it when we can do little unplanned surprises like that which just make her so happy.  She keeps looking in the mirror at them now and will all of sudden exclaim how happy she is and that she can't believe they are pierced.



At February 19, 2011 at 10:57 PM , Blogger Loree said...

It sounds like a wonderful family day! New follower, follow me back at :)

At February 20, 2011 at 3:51 AM , Blogger Jan said...

You're beautiful Megan, and very brave too! :)

Jan at Jewelry4Change

At February 20, 2011 at 4:03 PM , Blogger Belly Charms said...

Love it. She is so cute!

At February 20, 2011 at 4:09 PM , Blogger Heather said...

Ah!! Mine were pierced as a baby, but I think if I have a girl one day we'll wait just so I can see her get excited over something like this. :) She does look super happy about it and so brave about getting them pierced in front of boys with cuties no-less. ;) She does know boys have cuties right? They have cuties until about 18 years old I believe! LOL!!!

At February 20, 2011 at 7:37 PM , Blogger Dana @ The Coupon Challenge said...

Thanks for joining Surfin Saturdays! Following you back. I also co-host a Frugal Friday Hop (all bloggers welcome). We would love to have you! Have a great weekend!

At February 20, 2011 at 10:54 PM , Blogger momondealz said...

so exciting! I am following back from Momondealz. I also have a hop on Tuesdays and Fridays!

At February 21, 2011 at 6:12 PM , Blogger dddiva said...

I love doing surprise things like that- what a great story and memory she has now :)

At February 22, 2011 at 7:43 AM , Blogger anne said...

She looks lovelier with her pierced now, my youngest daughter had her ear pierced when she was only 2 years old, she cried a bit but now it seemed like it does not happen at all. Visiting you here.

At February 22, 2011 at 1:33 PM , Blogger Shrinking Jeans said...

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