Because Carmen's 12 now, she is old enough to volunteer at Petland. She filled in the paperwork yesterday, and then since volunteering is a day-to-day thing, no schedules, she called this morning to see if they had anything for her and she was told to come on down! So she quickly practised piano and voice (oh I love this volunteering thing already), packed a lunch, and I dropped her off. Actually, I came in with her since it was her first day.
Her first job was to walk one of the rescue dogs, so this is how I left her: out and alone in the shopping area (yikes!). She's been there for 4 hours now, and I need to go pick her up soon - I'm a little surprised I haven't had a call saying she's done, come and get her. I can only imagine this volunteer system is what they call a win-win.