Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Rite of passage

There are certain days in her life that a girl will always remember - her first date, her first kiss, and the day she got her ears pierced - at least I hope she'll always remember, because G got her ears pierced the other day, and I didn't have my camera.

She had been wanting to get her ears pierced for a long time. She's bring it up, and then I'd talk her out of it because I thought she was just too young. But then the other day, we were birthday shopping for her cousin. She wanted to get him a watch - and wouldn't you know it - right next to the display of little boy's watches were little girl's earrings. She immediately picked up a box that held several pairs of dangly, sparkly earrings, and she wanted them. Badly. Again I tried to talk her out of getting them pierced. I even tried to explain that it would hurt, and then be a long time before she could wear the danglies. But she wasn't to be deterred. She's very persistent.

So, we went over to the jewelry counter to see if they even pierced ears. There by the counter was a large sign that read:

Free ear piercing with the purchase of piercing studs


It was meant to be that day. So, on impulse (which is something the planner in me rarely acts on), we did it. She picked out some cute CZ studs. (They sparkle, and she can't stop looking at herself in the mirror) She was so very brave, and only cried a little bit. After she got them pierced, she had to go visit everyone she knew to show them her earrings. And she didn't want to tell them what she did - she had to wait until they noticed - which wasn't very long, because she made it very obvious.

Here she is hamming it up for the camera





My little diva

13 comments:

Erin said...

My daughter was the same way. She kept looking at herself in the mirror saying she was a princess.

Definitely a rite of passage.

Heather said...

My parents made me wait until I was 12 before I could get my ears pierced. Oh, the agony! Fifteen years later I have 2 holes in each ear and rarely wear earrings.

Lynita said...

So fun! I actually pierced Kaitlyn's a year ago and she loves them. She only cried a little and she still shows off her earings to people, especially girls her age. Gotta love the cuteness, and the divaness of these girls!

Mindi said...

hey, better their ears than their noses or belly buttons, i say.

i did each and every one of my 4 girls when they were 2 weeks old. it was a very "catholic" thing for a mormon girl to do--my mother in law thought i was the DEVIL!!

YAY FOR BLING!!!!

Ruhiyyih Rose said...

Oh she is too cute!! How courageous. I finally had my done at like 12 or something. :)

carrie said...

I love her earrings!! :o) I couldn't WAIT to get Bella's ears pierced. I used to be one of those mothers who said I would NEVER pierce my baby's ears....and then I did it the DAY I was able to. (right after her 2 month immunizations) She didn't cry one bit though....and I've loved them ever since. ha ha Grace looks beautiful....and just wait til her sister wants them, to be just like her. :o)

janae said...

She looks so cute! I was going to make my daughter's wait to have theirs pierced when they were at least 8. I thought they needed to make the decision to put holes in their bodies. Well last summer I gave in. We were headed to a wedding and my little 3 yr old (at the time) was a flower girl. She doesn't have much hair and is always sad that people say she looks like a boy. So we did it! And of course big sister had to have hers done too. So rather than making it to 8, we made it to 3 and 6.

Misty said...

So much fun. I was 8 when I got my ears pierced and I totally remember. :)

Julia said...

Oh G is so pretty and now so grown up. We are sticking to the "you have to be 12" but luckily Ellie doesn't want to get hers pierced yet anyway.

By the way, I"m totally with you on the Stephanie Meyer books...I didn't get into them until just barely I was like "i have to see what this is about" and dude....like I was telling Anne Marie, i doubt I'll have any friends left after I post what I plan to post about the books. :)

Koreena said...

They look so cute on her! She's sure growing up.

pithydithy said...

That is a milestone! They're super cute-- and she's clearly pleased as punch with her new accessories!

Omgirl said...

I actually don't remember my first kiss or my first date. but I do remember getting my ears pierced. My mom made me wait until I was 12 which was TORTURE. I still have those little gold triangles and get them out to look at them fondly now and then. My little girls will be allowed to get their ears pierced as soon as they are brave enough to do it.

Tiburon said...

Awww she is too cute!