Saturday, March 17, 2012

Moody

A few weeks ago Caroline discovered the mystical thing that is mood jewelry.  A girl in her class had a mood bracelet at school and Caroline was a convert instantly.  Apparently the girl had gotten it at the Children's Place so Caroline believed that was THE only place to get one.  My mom had already planned to be stopping by there a few days later and said she would look.  My mom looked with the help of a sales associate and found none.  Apparently they had been in stock a long time and had sold out of them recently.  Caroline was sad but I told her that mood jewelry was really not that hard to find....at least I hoped not.  It's usually junky stuff you find when you're not looking for it.

That following Saturday, I took the girls to JCPenney to get some supplementary spring/summer clothes in preparation for our trip and when we got in the girls department, I spotted a jewelry rack.  I sent Caroline over to look thinking there was no way she'd find something.  Within a minute she came skipping over to me and had found a mood necklace/bracelet set!  And there were only 2 left.  They looked kind of cheap but each of the pieces had a heart with that magical stuff in the middle that would tell you your mood.  She was elated and it was only $10.  She put both of them on the second we checked out and her mood checking began.

Any time I look at it, it's almost always some kind of bluish greenish color which makes sense because isn't your body temperature supposed to be consistent?  I'm sure the temp of the air around you helps too but she couldn't possibly believe that because she insists this is her mood.  I like that it came with a mood chart and all the moods are things like "bummin'" or "chillin'."  Are they really moods?  There's one that is ecstatic and she said that it will turn red on the day we get to Disney World....I'll believe it when I see it.

I think the thing that amuses me the most about this is the fact that they can't believe that something like this has been around for decades.  When I told them that mood rings were a big fad in the 60's they were amazed.  I remember when I was in middle school how everyone had those little credit card sized cards that had a "mood" spot for your thumb to press on and tell you your mood and we all believed them!  But I guess it's just one of those things that you really only get enjoyment out of at a young age and I'm not going to spoil it for them.  Of course Bryce wants some kind of mood jewelry now too but I'm not making any bets on how easy it will be to find non-girly mood jewelry.

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