No, neither is related. Other than spacially to our family over the past two days.
Yesterday was "Meet the Teacher" day at school. We spent the morning sitting at the top of the stairs (for no special reason other than that was were we happened to end up) with Sharpie, labeler, shopping bags full of back to school supplies and the list. Ticking things off as they were labeled and put into the appropriate child's bag. When then schlepped them to school and deposited them with the multitude of other matching supplies. Mia met her teacher first then we pushed on to Nikolas' teacher. I got my requisite pictures.
Next stop; Water Country USA!! We met the Kalka family there and had a grand time splashing, zipping, sliding and surfing! I bought a disposable water camera that is currently at CostCo awaiting development. Hopefully there will be some good pictures to share... Both kids did the tamer version of Vanish Point!! I didn't get to see the reaction on either of their faces unfortunately... Mia and I walked up all the stairs to Vanish Point only for her to say no and turn around. I wasn't going to be one of those parents who forced it upon their children either. Mia is daring enough that if she wanted, she'd do it. 5 minutes before the park was closing, she decided she wanted to do it!! Dominic took her while I headed to find the boys who were squeezing in the last ride of their choosing. She didn't love it, but it wasn't the worst ride either. There is a lot of walking from slide to slide, we were all rather knackered at the end of the day! A good way to bid the lazy days of summer farewell!
Today, a certain little girl got her ears pierced!! We had promised her for her birthday that we would take her. But then summer swim season happened, then Amber's wedding. We had a bit of a wait before the actual event occured giving us time to meet another young gal who was about to join the club too. The little girls roamed the store bringing back interesting bracelets and other fashionable goodies for the Mummy's who were busy chatting. And finally, when the one employee working had rung up all the shopping customers, it was time! Mia asked for the bear to hug and squeeze and bravely sit in the chair. The look on her face after the first earring was "punched" in was precious! She wasn't sure what to do; scream, cry, laugh. The shear shock was evident! She toughed it out, the second ear was done in no time! We found some more earrings to get us through the 6 months of having to always have earrings in and headed home to show the boys! A very brave and proud little girl!
So now we have 6 weeks of daily cleaning's and the twisting of earrings to worry about! Tonight ought to be interesting... That was what I remembered bothering me the most; try to sleep with these pointy things poking my skull!!