Staying in my PJ’s til I have to go to work.
Just finished my last day of work for the summer.
VERY excited to have a week to do nothing before I go back to school for work week and rush.
It’s 10pm on a Saturday night
And all I want to do it sleep. I’m so worn out.
I think I may have packed my summer a little too full with 2 jobs and 2 online classes.
Oh well, you gotta do what you gotta do.
Why I love my job.
I work at a Build A Bear. It’s great I have so much fun there. But today was particularly special.
A little girl, probably around 4 years old, came in with her dad. Her name was Isabelle and she wanted to make an animal. I asked her if it was for her and she said “No, I want to make it for Samantha” and so naturally I asked who Samantha was, and Isabelle said Samantha was her sister and that she is in the hospital and she “has a scar on her heart.”
So I helped her stuff her bear, and for all of you that aren’t familiar with how Build A Bear works you get to put a heart inside of your animal before we sew it up. Also, you have to make a wish on the heart and give it a kiss before you can put it inside. The whole process is called the “heart ceremony.”
Isabelle couldn’t choose between 2 different hearts so I told her she could put both in her bear, one for her and one for her sister. Usually when I ask kids to make a wish on their hearts they don’t say them out loud and just tell me when they’ve made their wish, but since Isabelle was so little she didn’t do that and said hers out loud. I wish I could have recorded what she said. It went something like this:
“I wish that these hearts take really good care of Samantha. And that they can fix her heart. Her heart has been broken for a long time and she’s in the hospital so it can get fixed. She needs this bear to help her feel better”
Then she kissed both of the hearts “for lots of love” and put them in the bear.
It was the most precious thing I have ever seen. I seriously almost cried when she said her wish.
I hope Samantha loves her bear and I especially hope Isabelle’s wish comes true.
I thought I didn’t have to work tonight.
But I do.
saddest of cats :(