Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Last night we took the kids to trunk-or-treat at the church. It was a lot of fun and the kids loved it. Tonight I had to work and it was insane!! The mall has trick-or-treating in the evening so a lot of parents just pop in to have a picture of their kid taken in their costume. I was off work at 7:00 so it gave me enough time to race home and take Julia and Tanner trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. They loved it and couldn't wait to get home and show Dad all their candy. They were dressed as cows this year, I had to get in one more year of being able to have them match. Ha ha. I'm sure next year they will be picking out their own costumes. Hopefully the candy will be gone soon!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
So I have started working part time at Kiddie Kandids in the Valley Mall. It took a little adjustment and patience as I again entered into the working world again. Not that this is a difficult job, but the patience was needed when meeting and getting to know my co-workers. This is by far the most unorganized group of people I've met in my life. The majority of people I work with are single, no children, and I just have to wonder why in the world would they want this job. Not that there is anything wrong with being young and single, but it has been awhile since I've been in that circumstance, and I had forgotton how truly irritating and lame they can be. My only thought is that perhaps they need a good form of birth control. I definitely feel like the old fart around the place, and I'm sure they find my rolling of the eyes at their stupid conversation irritating as well. My job is to photograph children, families, etc. There are a lot of fun props and it's fun to get creative. Being a mom I have a pretty good idea of what parents are looking for when they walk through our doors. As a mom, I have come to the conclusion that I have more patience for the screaming child, the kid that won't stop picking his nose, or the lovely child that flat out refuses to smile. This being said, I get a lot of phone calls from my youthful coworkers asking me to take their shifts. This was meant to be a part time job, however I have found myself being out of the house and away from my kids way too much. I have since cut back on hours and it is becoming more manageable. I was hired as a seasonal employee, so hopefully after the holiday rush I will be back home with my kids full time.